The Libidinous H G Wells: illustration by Edward Sorel for auction

Victorian Reader

2015-07-06 15:52:53

H G Wells as famous for his libidinous nature, which endured well into his senior years (Rebecca West being probably his most famous - and tempestuous - conquest. I love this illustration of him by Edward Sorel. Wells was a right seducer and I think Sorel captures this in a comic way. I also love all the rockets in the background, alluding to Wells' works, among other things. It's from 2011 and is selling at Swann Auction Galleries fairly soon. $800-1,200 seems reasonable.
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