A Scientific Romance: A Novel

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Macmillan, Jan 15, 1999 - Fiction - 352 pages
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It is 1999, and David Lambert, jilted lover and museum curator, is about to discover the startling news of the return of H. G. Wells's time machine to London. Motivated by a host of unanswered questions and innate curiosity, he propels himself deep into the next millenium. As he sets foot in the luxuriant but menacing new landscape, he soon begins to explore the ruins of his life, a labyrinth of erotic obsession and remorse involving his old friend Bird, and Anita -- the beautiful, eccentric Egyptologist they both loved, mysteriously dead at thirty-two.

A Scientific Romance is a book of surpassing creativity and intelligence, as evocative as it is cautionary.

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User Review  - auntmarge64 - LibraryThing

A mixture of time travel and post-apocalyptic fiction, this journal is written by David Lambert, an archaeologist who finds Wells' actual contraption 100 years after the events related in [The Time ... Read full review

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I bought this book because I love Ronald Wright's writing. When I found out what it was about, my entusiasm waned...but only temporarily. Once I started reading this story of time travel, I was drawn ... Read full review

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Ronald Wright was born in England and lives in Canada. A Scientific Romance was a bestseller in Canada and won England's prestigious David Higham Award. It is his first novel.

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