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1. Mr. Britling sees it through
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1. Mr. Britling sees it through
by H G. 1866-1946 Wells
 Paperback: 470 Pages (2010-09-09)
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Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free.This is an OCR edition with typos.Excerpt from book:CHAPTER THE THIRDTHE ENTERTAINMENT OF MR. DIRECK BEACHES A CLIMAX┬ž ! 'Breakfast was in the open air, and a sunny, easygoing feast. Then the small boys laid hands on Mr. Direck and showed him the pond and the boats, while Mr. Brit- ling strolled about the lawn with Hugh, talking rather intently. And when Mr. Direck returned from the boats in a state of greatly enhanced popularity he found Mr. Britling conversing over his garden railings to what was altogether a new type of Britisher in Mr. Direck's experience. It was a tall, lean, sun-bitten youngish man of forty perhaps, in brown tweeds, looking more like the Englishman of the American illustrations than anything Mr. Direck had met hitherto. Indeed he came very near to a complete realisation of that ideal except that there was a sort of intensity about him, and that his clipped moustache had the restrained stiffness of a wiry-haired terrier. This gentleman Mr. Direck learnt was Colonel Rendezvous. He spoke in clear short sentences, they had an effect of being punched out, and he was refusing to come into the garden and talk." Have to do my fourteen miles before lunch," he said. " You haven't seen Manning about, have you ?"" He isn't here," said Mr. Britling, and it seemed to Mr. Direck that there was the faintest ambiguity in this reply." Have to go alone, then," said Colonel Rendezvous. " They told me that he had started to come here."" I shall motor over to Bramley High Oak for your BoyScout festival," said Mr. Britling." Going to have three thousand of 'em," said the Colonel. " Good show."His steely eyes seemed to search the cover of Mr. Brit- ling's garden for the missing Manning, and then He decided to give him up. " I must be going," he said. " So long. Come up! "A well-disciplined... ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Wells was a wonderful writer and very talented at telling a great story...
I'm a huge H.G Wells fan.On this one he steps outside the science fiction genre and gives us a compelling look into the mind of a man as he and his nation are pulled into war. It's actually very similar to the process I've seen the American psyche going through since 9-11, previously opposed to war, then whole-heartedly engaged, then questioning it.

I think this book would be a good choice for history buffs, since it does such an excellent job of showing us how things were during World War I and what the mood was like during that time.

Wells himself followed a similar course to his character. His leaned philosophically in the direction of pacifism, but when the First World War began he supported it at first, then after a while he gravitated back to his more pacifistic views.

This is an excellent book and I really enjoyed reading. Wells was a wonderful writer and very talented at telling a great story. I highly recommend this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Brilliant and sometimes hilarious!
I got this book as a gift from my brother. I have always loved H.G. Wells' books, and though this one is not in the same genre that I'm used to, I really loved it. It's sad and brilliant and sometimes hilarious. The message is deep and timely. Even though it's about a different war, the sentiment is still the same. What war does to the psyches of individuals and nations does not change. It unites us for a time only to eventually leave us feeling dirty. H.G. Wells shows us this process works in this excellent book. I really enjoyed reading it, and I would recommend it to anyone.

2-0 out of 5 stars The First Book of Wells' Decline
"Mr. Britling Sees It Through" was written while World War I was still raging. For the first 200 pages of this 450-page work, I was won over by some of the most muscular prose I had ever read. It was beautifully-written, lucid, poetic. After that 200-page mark, though, it sinks into vicious anti-German WWI-era propaganda. "Kill the Kaiser," "the Dirty Huns," etc.
History courses around the world study what we now know to be Allied lies about Germany to get America into the war. For instance, we NOW know that the Germans weren't "crucifying Belgians," nor bayonetting babies for practice, nor "making soap out of human corpses". So successful was this line of propaganda that many of its best gems were recycled for the second World War a generation later [and still survive as urban legends today, among the uneducated]. But the truth is: We now know exactly what British authors and operatives came up with the propaganda, what authorities authorized it and who aided in its dissemination.
Furthermore, we now know [what they didn't at the time] that H.G. Wells was hired to be on the staff of the very first official board of the British Ministry of Propaganda. He was a hireling of the government to spread what he knew were lies in order to persuade peace-loving men to murder in the name of their leaders' agendas.
For that Wells can never be forgiven.
If he was an artist before 1916 [and "Mr. Britling Sees It Through"], he was the worst sort of political hack and moral reprobate afterward--filling his novels with intentional lies and phony atrocities in order to stir murderous, irrational blood-lustto advance British Imperialist goals.

3-0 out of 5 stars Not at all a bad book
The title says it all."Mr. Britling Sees It Through" ... gosh, it's almost a parody of a H.G. Wells title.It's the story of how Mr. Britling makes it through World War One; although I should point out that he neveronce leaves England nor even, so far as I can remember, his study.

Look,I really liked this book, and I wish I could give it a higher rating; andWells is a good enough writer to ensure that the book has some good thingsin it (Mr. Britling's "affair" with a theatrically emotional woman ishilarious); but in all fairness I must say that (a) Not all that muchhappens - I know Mr. Britling has a son at the front, but the resultingtension isn't enough to build a novel out of, and (b) There's something atouch self-indulgent about Mr. Britling's armchair angst, and so as aresult (c) Wells sometimes misses the point of his own fable.But ifanyone has any desire at all to read this book, I say, give in to it. ... Read more


2. Love and Mr. Lewisham
by H G. 1866-1946 Wells
Paperback: 256 Pages (2010-08-09)
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Young, impoverished, and ambitious science student Mr. Lewisham is locked in a struggle to further himself through academic achievement. But when his former sweetheart, Ethel Henderson, re-enters his life, his strictly regimented existence is thrown into chaos by the resurgence of old passion; while she returns his love, she also hides a dark secret. For she is involved in a plot that goes against his firmest beliefs. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Wells' social fiction
Love and Mr. Lewisham is the story of a young man who seeks to better himself and achieve glory through educational achievements.His love life, however, derails this ambition in several different ways.This is Wells' exploration of the dilemmas of the young man torn between career and relationship.Wells fans will realize that the ending of the book did not mirror his actual feelings/behavior on marriage.

4-0 out of 5 stars pretty good book that's not really well known
i just grabbed a book one day from the library and it turned out to be a good story. i was surprised that wells, a big author, wrote such an unknown book. try it out. ... Read more


3. Tales of space and time
by H G. 1866-1946 Wells
Paperback: 374 Pages (2010-08-30)
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This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words.This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Free SF Reader

A nice little collection of science fiction from Wells, from Martians to future history and your near miss astronomical disaster.

Tales of Space and Time : The Crystal Egg - H. G. Wells
Tales of Space and Time : The Star - H. G. Wells
Tales of Space and Time : A Story of the Stone Age - H. G. Wells
Tales of Space and Time : A Story of the Days to Come - H. G. Wells
Tales of Space and Time : The Man Who Could Work Miracles - H. G. Wells


Tuning in Mars.

4 out of 5


Just a near miss, that planet going past Earth. Nothing to worry those Martians.

4 out of 5


Cave girl, cave man, cave bear, plus lions and horses,not tigers.

3 out of 5


Giving the past lifestyle a try.

3 out of 5


It is really not a good idea to stop the Earth's rotation.

3.5 out of 5




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4. God, the invisible king
by H G. 1866-1946 Wells
Paperback: 214 Pages (2010-09-01)
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"The writer is of opinion that the Council of Nicaeawhich forcibly crystallised the controversies of two centuries and formulated the creed upon which all the existing Christian churches are basedwas one of the most disastrous and one of the least venerable of all religious gatherings..." ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars Don't waste your time
I enjoy reading opinions that oppose mine.Makes me test my faith in a positive way.However, I was unable to get all the way through this book.I just couldn't stomach the ridiculousness of the author's views.Usually an opinion is based on "something".I can't say that there was much logic used here.So...don't waste your time.

5-0 out of 5 stars I definitely agree with him...
This is an excellent book. H.G. Wells was a deeply spiritual man just not in any traditional sense. His views on religion are very unique and intriguing. I would have thought him to be an atheist, but obviously he was not. His comments on the subject bring that to light, and interestingly he dubs atheism as a religion.
He calls the Council of Nicaea the most disastrous of all religious gatherings and expresses a lot of disagreement with current Christian dogma, particularly the cruel and arrogant portions of it. I definitely agree with him on that.

I think Christians' insistence that their way is the only right one and you will be tortured in hell forever if you don't agree cannot possibly be true and is inconsistent with the actions of a loving god. Wells also talks about the popular belief that people are born into sin along with a lot of other spiritual topics, on which he has many interesting points to make.

What I liked the most about this book was Wells belief that organized religion is unnecessary to spiritual growth and, in fact, harmful. I strongly agree with him on that. I was also very interested to read his thoughts on this subject. This is the only book like this that he has ever written, and his beliefs surprised me.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great insights!
I was surprised to see that H.G. Wells had written a spiritual work. I'd always identified him with Martians invading earth. I firmly believe that his ideas are on the right path. Intermediaries are certainly not necessary for those seeking the divine. We are all one and the issues we squabble about are so petty. It is especially sad that the greatest arguments are over spirituality. Wells clearly seeks unity in these matters, and I strongly agree with his objective. This is a valuable book with great insights.

5-0 out of 5 stars AN EVALUATION OF TRINITY
Wells evaluated the philosophical systems and traced their confusion back to lack of agreed definitions of words - in his book The First and Last Things. The sequel being a similar analysis of religions, was titled God The Invisible King.

Here Wells defines his position as a strong believer in one God and proceeds to evaluate the dogmas of the Christian Churches. He describes the notion of Trinity as an Alexandrian contamination three centuries after Jesus from the Nile, declared into creed incouncilof Nicea, and made fundament of all Churches of Christianity since then. Well calls the bluff of mysteries of the Triune or trinity, attributing an anti-religion motive to the institution that has been instilling this dogma into children. He describes his own childhood experience and how he was driven away from the Creater by the dogma.

It should be read together with Thomas Paine for a complete perspective of scriptures, institutions and effects on which the religion in the West is based.

It is a pity that the other two boks of Wells which make a series with this one are not included among books offered here. I thought they were missing even among books out of print. These are, as said above, First and Last Things and The Open Conspiracy.

Wells is going to make a spectacular come back in one of these days, to take most established institutions by surprize, as very graphically and prophetically described inWhen the Sleeper Awakes! Also an immortal book.

Have fun. ... Read more


5. The sea lady
by H G. 1866-1946 Wells
 Paperback: 346 Pages (2010-09-07)
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Originally published in 1902.This volume from the Cornell University Library's print collections was scanned on an APT BookScan and converted to JPG 2000 format by Kirtas Technologies.All titles scanned cover to cover and pages may include marks notations and other marginalia present in the original volume. ... Read more


6. George Meek, bath chair-man by himself;
by George Meek, H G. 1866-1946 Wells
Paperback: 342 Pages (2010-08-30)
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Publisher: London : Constable ... Read more


7. First and last things; a confession of faith and a rule of life
by H G. 1866-1946 Wells
 Paperback: 330 Pages (2010-09-09)
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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process.We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars H.G. discusses his own version of socialism and how it can be applied
When I was a kid my father gave me and notebook and said this week I want you to tell me what beauty is and the impact it has on your life. The next week what is love; and so on and so on. Then we would discuss it with each other and my other siblings. A year later we would revisit the notebook and see if anything changed.

I was surprised to find that this is exactly what H.G. did with this book.He covers everything from inter personal relationships to military attitude. Most of the time he got it right. Occasionally he may have missed the mark. Either way this really explains the underlying themes of his books.He brings up practical alternatives to life styles.An added plus is the description of the world and time he lived in.

The Works of H. G. Wells : Complete&Unabridged
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8. Bealby; a holiday
by H G. 1866-1946 Wells
 Paperback: 384 Pages (2010-09-07)
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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process.We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. ... Read more


9. Love and Mr. Lewisham; the story of a very young couple
by H G. 1866-1946 Wells
 Paperback: 340 Pages (2010-09-07)
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This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words.This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. ... Read more


10. The sea lady: a tissue of moonshine
by H G. 1866-1946 Wells
Paperback: 354 Pages (2010-08-27)
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This work, the seventh in THE ANNOTATED H.G. WELLS series, takes a critical look at Wells' little known fantasy The Sea Lady: A Tissue of Moonshine, which is "a parable of dark foreboding that unveils the nothingness of utopian dreams" and foreshadows Franz Kafka's dark fables of the totalitarian age. A lengthy introduction by the editor provides a comprehensive overview of the text and the story of The Sea Lady, and serves to explain the ideas of civil death and every citizen's acting as a public servant, and the concept of totalitarian metaphysics, which deals with a revolt against the limits of the human condition. This work provides a complete, extensively annotated text of the 1902 London first edition of The Sea Lady. Prepared by the world's leading Wellsian, the volume also provides germane appendices and a bibliography. ... Read more


11. Frank Swinnerton: personal sketches
by Arnold Bennett, H G. 1866-1946 Wells, Grant Martin Overton
 Paperback: 62 Pages (2010-09-09)
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Originally published in 1920.This volume from the Cornell University Library's print collections was scanned on an APT BookScan and converted to JPG 2000 format by Kirtas Technologies.All titles scanned cover to cover and pages may include marks notations and other marginalia present in the original volume. ... Read more


12. Select conversations with an uncle (now extinct): and two other reminiscences
by H G. 1866-1946 Wells
Paperback: 138 Pages (2010-08-22)
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This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words.This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. ... Read more


13. Little wars: a game for boys from twelve years of age to one hundred and fifty and for that more intelligent sort of girls who like boys' games and books
by H G. 1866-1946 Wells
Paperback: 138 Pages (2010-08-03)
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This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words.This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. ... Read more


14. The elements of reconstruction: a series of articles contributed in July and August 1916 to The Times
by Alfred Milner Milner, H G. 1866-1946 Wells
 Paperback: 128 Pages (2010-09-07)
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THIS little volume is a reproduction of six articles ,vhich appeared some little tin1e ago in the columns of the Times. I knov nothing about the authors except ,vhat can be gathered from their O,Yl1 vrit .. ing. But the articles from the outset arrested my attention, as they doubtless did that of many others, by their originality and breadth of view, and so I read on ''~ith steadil y gro,ving in .. terest and sympathy. The suggestions of the vriters appeared to me to deserve more than a cursory perusal, and I aln glad that they are no"" to be given to the public in a permanent form. The trelnendous upheaval caused by the war has led to great searchings of heart, and the air is full of bold and sometinles rather ,vild speculation about fundamentals: 'It is not often

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CONTENTS INTRODUCTION ? ? ? ?; I SCIENCE IN RDUCATION AND; INDUSTRY ; II SCIENTIFIC AGRICU-LTURE _~ND THE; ? NATION"S FOOD ? ?; III THE LONG " VIElV AND J AllOUR; Il PROBLE~(S OF POLITICAL ltDAPT-; TION ? ? ? ? ; V AN IlfPERIAL CO)rS'l'ITU'fION ? ?; VI HIG lIE It; EMPIRE; EDUCATION IN TIlE; ; UGE; 7; 45; 57; 90; 106

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15. An Englishman looks at the world. Being a series of unrestrained remarks upon contemporary matters
by H G. 1866-1946 Wells, Lucile Heming Koshland, Daniel Edward Koshland
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16. Little wars, a game for boys from twelve years of age to one hundred and fifty and for that more intelligent sort of girls who like boys' games and books; with an appendix on Kriegspiel
by H G. 1866-1946 Wells
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17. The outline of history: being a plain history of life and mankind
by H G. 1866-1946 Wells
Paperback: 680 Pages (2010-07-30)
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18. Textbook of zoology;
by H G. 1866-1946 Wells, J T. 1859-1935 Cunningham, Arthur Morley Davies
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19. The undying fire; a contemporary novel
by H G. 1866-1946 Wells
Paperback: 242 Pages (2010-08-30)
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1919. The Creator determines and conceals the aim of the game, and it is never clear whether the purpose of the adversary is to defeat or to assist him in his unfathomable project. Apparently, the adversary cannot win, but also he cannot lose so long as he can keep the game going. But he is concerned, it would seem, in preventing the development of any reasoned scheme in the game. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars updated Job
H.G. Wells struggled with the issue of "what man can make of man" in the course of his many novels and other writings.In The Undying Fire, Wells give us an updated Book of Job, focusing on the tribulations of an actual descendant of the biblical Job.The various characters from the Biblical narrative are all there, in updated (circa World War One) form.This allows Wells the freedom to move around and speak from different perspectives and to explore the issue of humanity and its relation to the deity.This is a generally optimistic treatment, but the hints of Wells' eventual frustration are evident as well.A very well-written book.

5-0 out of 5 stars There's more to come....
Alright, well, i started reading this book a few days ago. I was going to read it for a book talk/paper thingy....but since it dwells upon relgion, and i just got a new LA teacher in the middle/near end of the school year, i went with another H.G Wells book. (this book is so captivating though, there is no way im gonna stop reading it) This means that im not finished with it...but i want to encourage anyone who stumbles across this book to pick it up. (i'll do a much better review when im done with the book, never fear)
Alright, so like i said, this book is based upon religion. At first i was cautious at buying this...because it does deal with the christian god, and i myself follow no religion. And personally, i didnt want to get stuck reading a bunch of stuff that i have already deemed irrelevant and end up wasting my money. Nothing of the sorts has happened, and let me tell you why.
1) i had faith in Wells. I wouldnt call myself a huge science fiction fan and i certainly do not take to most book well. The style in which he writes is just....breath taking, i love it, if thats a strong enough word.
2) I decided to buy this book, because i do believe Wells wasnt a 100% christian. He believed in the christian god, but he had his own viewpoints, which i very much wanted to see.
3) the convos had in the story are....truly insightful. Many a times have the same thoughts run through my head, have i argued with myself, and only to return emptyhanded. No matter which side you take on the story, the arguements are supported to the fullest. Its like sitting down to a meal that feeds your eternal hunger. Not much in this world can satisfy that hunger.
4)When i started reading this, i tried to keep an open mind...just because i dont believe in a god does not mean there is nothing worthwhile in this book. If people never review their beliefs and try to understand the other viewpoint, they are just as ignorant as the next.
4) alright, i know i really didnt do well in this review, but please, if the thoughts of life have ever trickled through your mind, grab this book: i can assure you that regrets you'll have none, i know i didnt.

and i'll leave off with a quote (which was very hard to choose...theres so many of them....i write down page numbers as i read, just so i can go back and reread some of them...)
"It is a commonplace of pietistic works that natural things are perfect things, and that the whole world of life, if it were not for the sinfulness of man, would be perfect. Paley, you will remember, Sir Eliphaz, in his 'Evidences of Christianity,' for which we have both suffered, declares that this earth is manifestly made for the happiness of the sentient beings living thereon. But i ask you to consider for a little and dispassionately, whether life through all its stages, up to and including man, is not rather a scheme of uneasiness, imperfect satisfaction, and positive miseries...."

okay, heres what Job is saying right before he says that.....i like it so much, i have to add it, heh.
"...I have thought of many things that men in their days of prosperity are apt to dismiss from their minds; and i am no longer sure of the goodness of the world without us or in the plan of Fate. Perhaps it is only in us, within our hearts that the light of God flickers- and flickers insecurely. here we had thought a God, somehow akin to ourselves, ruled the universe, it may be there is nothing but black emptiness and a coldness worse than cruelty."

5-0 out of 5 stars Incredible
Did you read any H.G Wells books growing up ? IF you enjoyed the War ofthe Worlds, Time Machine or the Invisible Man, then get ready for anotherclassic.

Job suffered pain and sickness, the death of his sons anddaughters, everything he had was lost. Ever try to console anyone withtroubles bigger then your own ? Ever try to find the answers for lifesproblems ? Ever wondered what life is about or your purpose or destiny?

God has a plan for all of us, only most don't care to hear that andchoose not to believe. It is the result of our own choices and decisionsthat create the situations we are in. Some find out and others will resistand never find out. ... Read more


20. The discovery of the future: a discourse delivered to the Royal institution on January 24, 1902
by H G. 1866-1946 Wells
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