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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (131 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: H. G. Wells Narrator: Peter Joyce Publisher: Assembled Stories Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2011 ISBN:
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Love and Mr Lewisham is a hugely uplifting tale from the pen of one of our greatest writers. Wells drew on his own experience as a young teacher to provide the background and, one suspects, the emotional drama. The plot enables him to satirise the educational establishment and deliver many wry observations on Victorian morality and the obsession with the supernatural.

One day Mr Lewisham sits at his makeshift desk at his lodgings. He is an assistant master at Whortley proprietary school. He is 18 years old and he has a plan. In 6 years he will be fluent in 5 languages, have a good all round education, honours from university and the means to support him. He will become one of the leading thinkers in the new Socialist movement and eventually his name and his work will be respected by all. He will achieve greatness. This will be accomplished by diligent study. He will rise each morning at 5 and his day will be divided into work periods to enable him to develop his mind accumulating knowledge in the required subjects. His progress will be controlled by the plan - the 'Schema' Nothing will get in his way. The next day Mr Lewisham falls in love...

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lala | 7/6/2013

    " Cute love story, easy read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren | 12/8/2012

    " I liked this little known Wells very much. Such a sense of being poor in 1890s London. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dave Turner | 7/18/2012

    " This is an uncluttered short and simple love story writen by a great author. Wells paints the characters so well the reader actually cares about their fate. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sophia | 1/1/2012

    " A story about a young couple trying to get by. It doesn't matter that the language and mores of Mr Lewisham are of a different era, since the story is endearingly relate-able. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Simon Rogers | 10/16/2011

    " interesting, but didnt really wrap up well. "

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About the Author

H. G. Wells (1866–1946), born in Bromley, Kent, England, was apprenticed to a drygoodsman and a druggist before he made his way to the Royal College of Science where he studied biology. Known as the father of science fiction, he was also a prolific writer in other genres, including contemporary novels, history, and social commentary. As a spokesman for progress and peace, his middle period novels (1900–1920) were more realistic and covered lower-middle-class life, suffrage, and the emergence of feminist ideals that pushed against the limits set by male-dominated society.

About the Narrator

Peter Joyce trained at Rose Bruford College and won the Radio Prize. There followed a catalog of repertory work throughout the United Kingdom including two years at the prestigious Victoria Theatre, Stoke on Trent. His credits include appearances with the Royal Shakespeare Company in the West End and he is currently the director of two companies: Assembled Stories, which records classic literature onto CD, and Past Present Science, for which he travels the world performing his one man shows about Galileo and Newton.