Experiment in Autobiography. By H.G. Wells. First American Edition, First Printing. Macmillan. New York, 1934.

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H.G. Wells is the most influential futurist in history. A writer of novels, short stories, histories, and social commentary, he was a monumental precursor to the science fiction authors of the rest of the 20th century. He achieved commercial and critical success with popular novels like War of the Worlds and The Invisible Man. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature four times, but never won. In the Experiment in Autobiography, Wells plays with the memoir genre, shifting his chapters between personal narrative, philosophical inquiry, scientific debate, and social commentary. It is a brilliant exploration into the mind of one of the most intellectually curious writers ever. Critics at the time generally agreed that Experiment in Autobiography was a masterpiece. This edition is preceded only by the first British edition which appeared in two volumes, published separately (the first in 1932 and the second alongside this first American edition in 1934). This edition would make a great contribution to the shelves of any science fiction collectors or adoring readers of H.G. Wells.

This first American edition, first printing in very good condition. In the original beige cloth boards, about fine with only minor spots and fading, mostly to spine. Text block fine. Owner’s signature on front endpaper. Without the extremely scarce original dust jacket.

A very good copy of H.G. Wells’ autobiography.

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Experiment in Autobiography. By H.G. Wells. First American Edition, First Printing. Macmillan. New York, 1934.

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Weight 6 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 5 in