The Spoken Word: H. G. Wells

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1 CD (73 minutes) with booklet | © 2006
Compact Disc $15.00 ISBN: 9780712305327 Published September 2009 For sale in North and South America only
This CD makes available for the first time all the surviving BBC radio broadcasts of H.G. Wells. The earliest dates from 1931, by which time Wells was already in his sixties and a renowned public figure, recognised not only for his science fiction, but also his far sighted commentary on social and political affairs. Like his contemporary Bernard Shaw, Wells was invited regularly into the radio studio to air his views on a wide range of issues.

Track listing:

1. Russia in the melting pot
2. Modern Conditions
3. Talk on communications
4. Whither Britain?
5. On diabetics
6. I knew a man
7. As I see it
8. The Future of Europe. Speech at Foyle's Literary Luncheon
9. The World goes by
10. Reshaping Man's Heritage
11. Science and the citizen

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