Joan and Peter

Beautiful and brilliant This remarkable novel, with the subtitle The Story of an Education , is full of love, tragedy, World War I scenes and perspectives on German, Irish, Russian, British and American issues and values Joan and Peter, orphaned at five and with four guardians, run the gamut.
Joan and Peter Beautiful and brilliant This remarkable novel with the subtitle The Story of an Education is full of love tragedy World War I scenes and perspectives on German Irish Russian British and Americ

  • Title: Joan and Peter
  • Author: H.G. Wells
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 473
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “Joan and Peter”

    1. I have to say it was a joy to go back and read another book by Wells. I just love the way that he writes. There is just something about his style that I find immensely appealing. In this book Wells looks at the problems of education and how education affects how people are able to think and how this affects the country as a whole. Here he blames the inability to govern the British Empire down to the fact that people are so poorly educated. Wells tackles Christian and classical ideas on education [...]

    2. An amazing book and a joy to read, especially in tandem with Mr Britling Sees It Through, Wells' incredible novel about domestic life during wartime. In this book, also written right after WWI, Wells looks at the problems of education through two characters who are raised together as children and their guardian, a man who has spent much of his working life in Africa and come home to England to convalesce. Wells is looking at education in the most holistic way - not just schools but what we learn [...]

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