Select Conversations with an Uncle (Now Extinct) and Two Other Reminiscences

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Select Conversations with an Uncle, published in 1895, was H.G. Wells's first literary publication in book form. It consists of reports of twelve conversations between a fictional witty uncle who has returned to London from South Africa with "a certain affluence," as well as two other conversations (one on aestheticism that takes place in a train, titled "A Misunderstood Artist," and another on physiognomy, titled "The Man with a Nose") - Summary by Wikipedia (2 hr 14 min)


Prefatory 1:57 Read by Graham Scott
Of conversation and the anatomy of fashion 9:58 Read by Graham Scott
The theory of the perpetual discomfort of humanity 7:45 Read by Graham Scott
The use of ideals 6:23 Read by Graham Scott
The art of being photographed 10:51 Read by Graham Scott
Bagshot's mural decorations 9:30 Read by Graham Scott
On social music 7:18 Read by Greg Giordano
The joys of being engaged 11:01 Read by Greg Giordano
La belle dame sans merci - a rhapsody 13:58 Read by Timur Khamzin
On a tricycle 11:36 Read by Greg Giordano
An unsuspected masterpiece (authoress unknown) 8:44 Read by Greg Giordano
The great change 6:42 Read by Colleen McMahon
The pains of marriage 8:10 Read by Colleen McMahon
A misunderstood artist 9:45 Read by Jake0fTrades
The man with a nose 11:00 Read by Larry Wilson


The unexpected humorous side of HG Wells

(4 stars)

I never would have thought of HG Wells being a writer of humor, it was fun, sarcastic, lighthearted, and entertaining. The readers did a pretty good job. If you are a HG Wells fan I recommend giving it a listen.