Love and Mr Lewisham

  • by H. G. Wells
  • Narrated by Peter Joyce
  • 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Love and Mr Lewisham is a hugely uplifting tale from the pen of one of our greatest writers. Wells drew on his own experience as a young teacher to provide the background and, one suspects, the emotional drama. The plot enables him to satirise the educational establishment and deliver many wry observations on Victorian morality and the obsession with the supernatural.
One day Mr Lewisham sits at his makeshift desk at his lodgings. He is an assistant master at Whortley proprietary school. He is 18 years old and he has a plan. In 6 years he will be fluent in 5 languages, have a good all round education, honours from university and the means to support him. He will become one of the leading thinkers in the new Socialist movement and eventually his name and his work will be respected by all. He will achieve greatness. This will be accomplished by diligent study. He will rise each morning at 5 and his day will be divided into work periods to enable him to develop his mind accumulating knowledge in the required subjects. His progress will be controlled by the plan - the ‘Schema’ Nothing will get in his way. The next day Mr Lewisham falls in love...


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About Assembled Stories: Over the years the national press have reviewed Assembled Stories titles as "excellent", "remarkable", "entrancing", "superb", "magic for sure", "masterly", "wonderful", "a class act" and "a splendid example of audio at its best".

"Peter Joyce is the most remarkable one-man band in audiobook publishing. Joyce, an experienced actor, reads them all himself." (The Independent)


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Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-14-2011
  • Publisher: Assembled Stories