Joan and Peter, The Story of an Education

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Author: Wells, Herbert George (1866-1946)

Year: 1918

Publisher: Macmillan Company

Place: New York


594+[4 ad] pages. Octavo (8" x 5 1/4") bound in original publisher red cloth with gilt lettering to spine in scarce original jacket. First edition.

Joan and Peter, a 1918 novel by H. G. Wells, is at once a satirical portrait of late-Victorian and Edwardian England, a critique of the English educational system on the eve of World War I, a study of the impact of that war on English society, and a general reflection on the purposes of education. Wells regarded it as "one of the most ambitious" of his novels.


Offset darkening to jacket, some chipping and short tears with 3/4" x 1/2" chipped from back corner heal closed tears to fold over flaps else a fine copy in a good to very good rare jacket.

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