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Ann Veronica a Modern Love Story

By: H. G. Wells

...nnsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, fo... ... charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania Sta... ...cation project to bring classical works of literature, in English, to free and easy access of those wishing to make use of them. Cover Design: Jim Man... ...r after the fashion of the West End than the City, and affected a cultured urbanity that somehow disconcerted and always annoyed Ann Veronica’s father... ...Man- ning; secondly, by some measure or other, she meant to go on with her studies, not at the Tredgold Schools but at the Imperial College; and, thir... ...r stagnant or dreaming along in the wake of fussy tugs; and above circled, urbanely voracious, the Lon- don seagulls. She had never been there before ... ...t in England they shaped as commercialism and competition, silk hats, sub- urban morals, the sweating system, and the subjection of women. So far the ... ... the sensible thing? Make yourself worth a decent freedom. Go on with your studies at the Imperial College, for example, get a degree, and make yourse... ...hers was doomed to almost immediate collapse; that in a little while these studies would cease, and perhaps she would never set eyes on him again. Aft...

...Excerpt: Part 1. One Wednesday afternoon in late September, Ann Veronica Stanley came down from London in a state of solemn excitement and quite resolved to have things out with her father that very evening. She had trembled on the verge of such a resolution before, but this time quite definitely she made it. A crisis had been reached, and she was almost gla...

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The History Of

By: H. G. Wells

...nnsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any per- son using this document file, ... ...harge of any kind. Any per- son using this document file, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania Sta... ...cation project to bring classical works of literature, in English, to free and easy access of those wishing to make use of them. Cover Design: Jim Man... ...d still dingier pretensions, where there were no ob- ject lessons, and the studies of book-keeping and French were pursued (but never effectually over... ...t the tangle of struggling building enterprise that constituted the rising urban district of Easewood. Johnson was off duty that morning, and devoted ... ...e world for melancholia as walking, and the exercise of the imagination in planning 127 H G Wells something presently to be done, and soon the wrathf...

...Excerpt: ?HOLE!? said Mr. Polly, and then for a change, and with greatly increased emphasis: ??Ole!? He paused, and then broke out with one of his private and peculiar idioms. ?Oh! Beastly Silly Wheeze of a Hole!?...

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An Englishman Looks at the World Being a Series of Unrestrained Remarks Upon Contemporary Matters

By: H. G. Wells

...nnsylvania State University. This Portable Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, fo... ... charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania Sta... ...cation project to bring classical works of literature, in English, to free and easy access of those wishing to make use of them. Cover Design: Jim Man... ...ience, successes due always to the sub- stitution of analysis and reasoned planning for trial and the rule of thumb. But it has never yet been so beli... ...mfort and ugliness have brought home to us at last even the possibility of planning the extension of our towns and cities. It is only another step upw... ...ially dangerous power, and, on the other, labour hordes, for the most part urban, without any property or outlook except con- tinuous toil and anxiety... ...f farm work is seasonal, and that a migration to and fro between rural and urban conditions would be entirely practicable in a largely planned communi... ... vast amount of hand operations, invigorat- ing and even attractive to the urban population Given short hours, good pay, and all the jolly amusement i... ...duty of initiative should chiefly reside, who have minds atrophied by dull studies and deadening sugges- tions, and he thinks that this is a matter of...

...Excerpt: The telephone bell rings with the petulant persistence that marks a trunk call, and I go in from some ineffectual gymnastics on the lawn to deal with the irruption. There is the usual trouble in connecting up, minute voices in Folkestone and Dover and London call to one another and are submerged by buzzi...

...................110 THE PHILOSOPHER?S PUBLIC LIBRARY............................................................................ 126 ABOUT CHESTERTON AND BELLOC.................................................................................... 129 ABOUT SIR THOMAS MORE ................................................................................................... 135 ...

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