Wells, H. G.
Title Mr Blettsworthy On Rampole Island.
Book Condition Page edges spotted else an almost fine copy in an almost fine dustjacket.
Edition First edition (& 1st printing).
Publisher Ernest Benn: London. 1928.
Seller ID 42756
SF novel. Octavo, pp. [1-6] 7-287 , original brown cloth, spine panel stamped in gold.
'' in Mr Blettsworthy on Rampole Island (1928), a culpably naive businessman is shipwrecked, and is saved by the superstitious Yahoo-like inhabitants of the eponymous Island, whom he tries to convert to the ways of common sense; but Blettsworthy cannot prevail against their cruel and stupid tribal customs, discovering in the end that he has been delirious, and that the Rampole Island generated by his afflicted perception of reality is in fact Manhattan'' (John Clute & Brian Stableford/Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition).