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The Passionate Friends

H. G. Wells

H. G. Wells is best known for his science fiction, but some of his greatest works were in other genres. The Passionate Friends is a love story. It also is a story about dreams, despair, jealousy, sex, the struggle against social convention, the future of civilization, and much much more. It is written by a father to his son, "not indeed to the child you are now, but to the man you are going to be." He writes it so that one day, perhaps when he is dead, his grown son can read it and rediscover him as a friend and equal. In the process, he tries to make sense of a lifetime's experiences and distill some kind of wisdom from them. It is quite simply a beautiful book, both inspiring and heartbreaking. (Summary by Peter Eastman)

H. G. Wells is best known for his science fiction, but some of his greatest works were in other genres. The Passionate Friends is a love story. It also is a story about dreams, despair, jealousy, sex, the struggle against social convention, the future of civilization, and much much more. It is written by a father to his son, "not indeed to the child you are now, but to the man you are going to be." He writes it so that one day, perhaps when he is dead, his grown son can read it and rediscover him as a friend and equal. In the process, he tries to make sense of a lifetime's experiences and distill some kind of wisdom from them. It is quite simply a beautiful book, both inspiring and heartbreaking. (Summary by Peter Eastman)
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H. G. Wells is best known for his science fiction, but some of his greatest works were in other genres. The Passionate Friends is a love story. It also is a story about dreams, despair, jealousy, sex, the struggle against social convention, the future of civilization, and much much more. It is written by a father to his son, "not indeed to the child you are now, but to the man you are going to be." He writes it so that one day, perhaps when he is dead, his grown son can read it and rediscover him as a friend and equal. In the process, he tries to make sense of a lifetime's experiences and distill some kind of wisdom from them. It is quite simply a beautiful book, both inspiring and heartbreaking. (Summary by Peter Eastman)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

12h 49m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

26:55


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

25:07


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

27:37


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

32:15


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

37:32


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

27:11


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

31:17


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

33:00


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

32:41


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

38:58


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

46:43


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

53:53


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

23:49


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

27:07


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

23:50


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

33:17


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

36:57


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

34:27


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

30:11


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

30:43


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

20:38


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

47:08


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

36:10


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

11:55