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H.G. Wells: The Spoken Word

Synopsis
This CD makes available for the first time all the surviving BBC radio broadcasts of H.G. Wells. The earliest dates from 1931, by which time Wells was already in his sixties and a renowned public figure, recognised not only for his science fiction, but also his views on social and political affairs. Like his contemporary George Bernard Shaw, Wells was invited regularly into the radio studio to air his views on a wide range of issues.
Series
Spoken Word, The
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2006
Year of production
1931-1943
Availability
out of distribution
Subjects
Broadcasting; History; Literature; Politics & government
Keywords
archive sound recordings; literature - English; politics; radio broadcasting; science fiction; social history; Wells, H G; World War II; political history

Credits

Contributor
H G Wells

Distribution Formats

Type
Audio
Format
CD
Price
£10.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
73 minutes
Year
2012

Production Company

Name

British Library Sound Archive, Oral History

Email
oralhistory@bl.uk
Web
http://www.bl.uk/reshelp/findhelprestype/sound/ohist/oralhistory.html External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7412 7404
Fax
020 7412 7441
Address
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB

Distributor

Name

British Library Online Shop

Email
bl-shop@bl.uk
Web
http://shop.bl.uk/mall/departmentpage.cfm/BritishLibrary/87294/1/1 External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7412 7735
Address
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB
Notes
A range of audio publications related to the collections of the British Library’s Sound Archive. Historical topics, wildlife sounds, world music, art and literature are particularly strongly represented. There are also a few DVDs, videos and CD-ROMs based on holdings in the BL. Some of the titles are available for paid audio download.
 

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