Libraries offer talks on Author H.G. Wells – Sept. 22 & Oct. 18

Posted on September 7, 2016

Princeton University Professor Alfred Bendixen will lecture about English author H.G. Wells (1866 -1946) and, in particular, Wells’ first novel, The Time Machine, at Somerset County Library System of New Jersey this fall.

Professor Bendixen will be at SCLSNJ’s Hillsborough Library branch, located at 379 South Branch Road in Hillsborough on September 22, 7-8 p.m and SCLSNJ’s Mary Jacobs Memorial Library branch, located at 64 Washington Street in Rocky Hill on October 18, 7-8 p.m. Registration is required to attend these programs. Visit or contact your local SCLSNJ library branch.

“My talk will focus on the first and best of H.G. Wells’ scientific romances, ‘The Time Machine,’ with an exploration on the ways in which Wells transforms the traditional epic into a new kind of modern novel and establishes science fiction as a vital and vibrant literary form,” said Professor Bendixen.

Additionally, SCLSNJ’s Warren Township Library branch, located at 42 Mountain Boulevard in Warren Township, is hosting an evening book discussion focusing on The Time Machine by H.G. Wells on November 15, 7:15-8:45 p.m. Professor Bendixen will be participating in the discussion as a special guest. No registration is required to attend.

“We’re celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of author H.G. Wells,” said Terri Coss, an adult services librarian at SCLSNJ’s Hillsborough Library branch. “To have someone with Professor Bendixen’s depth of knowledge about Wells, his writing and its context, join us for these programs and book discussion will be an uncommon experience for our readers and fans of the author, like myself. It’s a wonderful opportunity for the community to share a common interest and discover more about an author who still influences literature and pop-culture today.”

Source: Somerset County Library System