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Mr. Britling Sees It Through

H. G. Wells

"Mr. Britling Sees It Through" is H. G. Wells' attempt to make sense of World War I. It begins with a lighthearted account of an American visiting England for the first time, but the outbreak of war changes everything. Day by day and month by month, Wells chronicles the unfolding events and public reaction as witnessed by the inhabitants of one house in rural Essex. Each of the characters tries in a different way to keep their bearings in a world suddenly changed beyond recognition. This book was published in 1916 while the war was still in progress, so no clear resolution was possible. Wells did not know how long the war would last or which side would ultimately win, but he hoped that somehow, something good might eventually come of it. - Summary by Peter Eastman

"Mr. Britling Sees It Through" is H. G. Wells' attempt to make sense of World War I. It begins with a lighthearted account of an American visiting England for the first time, but the outbreak of war changes everything. Day by day and month by month, Wells chronicles the unfolding events and public reaction as witnessed by the inhabitants of one house in rural Essex. Each of the characters tries in a different way to keep their bearings in a world suddenly changed beyond recognition. This book was published in 1916 while the war was still in progress, so no clear resolution was possible. Wells did not know how long the war would last or which side would ultimately win, but he hoped that somehow, something good might eventually come of it. - Summary by Peter Eastman
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

"Mr. Britling Sees It Through" is H. G. Wells' attempt to make sense of World War I. It begins with a lighthearted account of an American visiting England for the first time, but the outbreak of war changes everything. Day by day and month by month, Wells chronicles the unfolding events and public reaction as witnessed by the inhabitants of one house in rural Essex. Each of the characters tries in a different way to keep their bearings in a world suddenly changed beyond recognition. This book was published in 1916 while the war was still in progress, so no clear resolution was possible. Wells did not know how long the war would last or which side would ultimately win, but he hoped that somehow, something good might eventually come of it. - Summary by Peter Eastman

Language:

English

Narrators:

Peter Eastman

Length:

17h 10m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

35:49


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

36:45


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

33:31


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

31:46


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

25:34


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

35:55


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

18:51


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

25:40


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

22:50


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

19:53


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

32:17


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

28:23


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

31:11


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

25:58


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

26:45


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

30:11


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

30:47


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

34:38


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

35:24


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

23:26


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

21:21


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

20:31


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

36:18


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

42:10


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

34:58


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

38:27


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

27:04


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

27:20


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

36:02


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

18:22


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

35:35


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

24:27


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

20:22


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

29:05


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

33:17