The Tramway At The Bottom Of H. G. Wells ‘s Garden..
In pictorial stiff card wrappers. Mint condition.
Marrin's Bookshop, 149 Sandgate Road.,
An occasional paper by patrick marrin and john middleton.
Square 8vo. 8.5 x 8.5 inches. 28 pp.
Illustrated throughout in colour and black and white by photographs, facsimiles, maps and diagrams.
H. G. Wells arrived in Sandgate in 1898 and took possession of Spade House, built for him by the architect, Voysey, late in 1900. Adjoining the house was route and lower station of the Sandgate Hill Lift, opened in 1893. This, the fourth and most westerly of Folkestone's water balance lifts was designed to take passengers between the lower part of Sandgate Hill and the west end of the Leas. This study examines the local context of Wells's period of residence in Sandgate and includes illustrated notes on a dozen of the titles written and published during this period, including The First Men in the Moon, The Sea Lady, Kipps and The War in the Air. Also included is the text of an earlier satire on the late nineteenth century seaside experience, known to have been written by Wells, although published anonymously in the Pall Mall Gazette in 1893.
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