A picture for the book The Wonder

The Wonder

The Wonder is the shorted title from the original, The Hampdenshire Wonder, first published in 1911. It is one of the first science fiction novels describing a wunderkind. Victor Stott, the son of a famous cricket player, has a slight deformity accounting for his extraordinarily powerful brain. The character may be Beresford's reference to his mentor, H.G. Wells's father, Joseph Wells. [Illustration by Rudolf Wilke, The Wunderkind, 1896.]

Part One - My Early Associations with Ginger Stott - Chapter I

Part One - Chapter II

Part One - Chapter III

Part Two - The Childhood of the Wonder - Chapter IV

Part Two - Chapter V

Part Two - Chapter VI

Part Two - Chapter VII

Part Two - Chapter VIII


The Wonder Among Books - Chapter IX

Chapter XX

Chapter XXI

Chapter XXII

Chapter XXIII

Part Three - My Association with the Wonder - Chapter XXIV

Part Three - Chapter XXV

Part Three - Chapter XXVI

Part Three - Chapter XXVII

Part Three - Chapter XXVIII

Part Three - Chapter XXIX - Epilogue

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