Review: Claire Tomalin has depicted the young H.G. Wells a working writer, away from the ivory tower

By Colin Steele
January 28 2022 - 1:00pm
HG Wells in New York in 1935. Picture: Getty Images
  • The Young H. G. Wells: Changing the World, by Claire Tomalin. Viking, $45.

Renowned biographer Claire Tomalin, now in her late 80s, has produced a lively and vibrant account of the life of the young H. G. Wells, whom she terms an "iconoclastic visionary".