The Wonderful Visit

The Wonderful Visit

The Wonderful Visit (1895) was a satirical treatment of Victorian England, with a fantastic (rather than a spiritual) angel. The book is considered contemporary fantasy; but like most things Wellsian, that was a genre before his time.
[Painting on right by Farhad Lalehdashti, a Persian miniature]

Table of Contents

The Night of the Strange Bird

The Coming of the Strange Bird

The Hunting of the Strange Bird

The Vicar and the Angel

Parenthesis on Angels

At the Vicarage

The Man of Science

The Curate

After Dinner


The Violin

The Angel Explores the Village

Lady Hammergallow's View

Further Adventures of the Angel in the Village

Mrs Jehoram's Breadth of View

A Trivial Incident

The Warf and the Woof of Things

The Angel's Debut

The Trouble of the Barbed Wire


Doctor Crump Acts

Sir John Gotch Acts

The Sea Cliff

Mrs Hinijer Acts

The Angel in Trouble

The Last Day of the Visit

The Epilogue

Return to the H.G. Wells library.

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