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An Englishman Looks at the World is a 1914 essay collection by H. G. Wells containing journalistic pieces written between 1909 and 1914. Table of contents: The Coming Of Blériot My First Flight Off The Chain Of The New Reign Will The Empire Live? The Labour Unrest The Great State The Common Sense Of Warfare The Contemporary Novel The Philosopher's Public Library About Chesterton And Belloc About Sir Thomas More Traffic And Rebuilding The So-Called Science Of Sociology Divorce The Schoolmaster And The Empire The Endowment Of Motherhood Doctors An Age Of Specialisation Is There A People? The Disease Of Parliaments The American Population The Possible Collapse Of Civilisation The Ideal Citizen Some Possible Discoveries The Human Adventure
Herbert George "H. G." Wells (1866 – 1946) was an English writer, now best known for his work in the science fiction genre. He was also a prolific writer in many other genres, including contemporary novels, history, politics and social commentary, even writing textbooks and rules for war games. Wells was now considered to be one of the world's most important political thinkers and during the 1920s and 30s he was in great demand as a contributor to newspapers and journals.