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Mr. Britling Sees It Through (1916)
by H. G. Wells
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0766170985, Paperback)Mr. Britling was one of the representative thinkers upon which society decided to inform itself. He did not appear like one would think such a distinguished English gentleman should. His mustache, his hair, his eyebrows bristled; his flaming freckled face seemed about to bristle, too. His little hazel eyes came out with a "ping." Mr. Britling was one of a large, but remarkable, class of people who seem at the mere approach of photography to change their hair, their clothes, their moral natures. No photographer had ever caught a hint of his essential Britlingness or bristlingness, but H.G. Wells certainly does in this fabulous novel.
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The "It" of this novel's title is World War I, as viewed through the eyes of its main character. Mr. Britling, an eccentric writer, never leaves England, but his armchair perspective on the conflict provides a finely wrought picture of the British home front and of changes in the national mood as the war dragged on.
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