The Passionate Friends, a Novel. Original sage green fine-ribbed cloth, the backstrip and front cover gilt lettered and with decoration, overall, stamped in blind, a little bumping to corners, browned endpapers, t. The front free endpaper is inscribed by H.Wells to the wife of poet, playwright and literary critic W. Henley with affection from H. Henley edited the New Review in 1893, introducing a number of new authors to the public, including H. Henley convinced Wells that his ideas about time travel should be reworked into a novel, not as the time traveller, but rather the time travellers experiences. The success of the work in serial form in the New Review led Henley to find a publisher, Heinemann, for Wells, and to encourage them to publish the work The Time Machine. (Wells 49; Wells Society 51) (Ref: 50136). Wells The Passionate Friends, first edition, signed" is in sale since Monday, April 25, 2016. This item is in the category "Books, Comics & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectable". The seller is "blackwellrare" and is located in Oxford. This item can be shipped worldwide.