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Select Conversations with an Uncle, published in 1895, was H.G. Wells's first literary publication in book form. It consists of reports of twelve conversations between a fictional witty uncle who has returned to London from South Africa with "a certain affluence," as well as two other conversations (one on aestheticism that takes place in a train, entitled "A Misunderstood Artist," and another on physiognomy, entitled "The Man with a Nose").
TABLE OF CONTENTS :
1. Of Conversation And The Anatomy Of Fashion
2. The Theory Of The Perpetual Discomfort Of Humanity
3. The Use Of Ideals
4. The Art Of Being Photographed
5. Bagshot's Mural Decorations
6. On Social Music
7. The Joys Of Being Engaged
8. La Belle Dame Sans Merci
9. On A Tricycle
10. An Unsuspected Masterpiece
11. The Great Change
12. The Pains Of Marriage
1. A Misunderstood Artist
2. The Man With A Nose
Herbert George "H. G." Wells (1866 - 1946) was an English writer, now best known for his work in the science fiction genre. He was also a prolific writer in many other genres, including contemporary novels, history, politics and social commentary, even writing textbooks and rules for war games.
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