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The Sea Lady  (1902) 
by H. G. Wells

The Sea Lady is a fantasy novel with some of the aspects of a fable; first serialized in 1901 in Pearson's Magazine. In its narrative structure, The Sea Lady plays cleverly with conventions of historical and journalistic research and verification. According to John Clute, "Structurally it is the most complex thing Wells ever wrote, certainly the only novel Wells ever wrote to directly confirm our understanding that he did, indeed, read Henry James." Adam Roberts has argued that it was written in a kind of dialogue with James's The Sacred Fount (1901) Excerpted from The Sea Lady on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1926.


The author died in 1946, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.

 

THE SEA LADY

The Sea Lady Frontispiece

"Am I doing it right?" asked the Sea Lady.

(See page 150.)

THE SEA LADY

BY

H. G. WELLS


ILLUSTRATED


D Appleton and Company logo, circa 1897.png

NEW YORK
D. APPLETON AND COMPANY
1902

Copyright, 1902

By D. APPLETON AND COMPANY

Published September, 1902
Copyright 1901 by H. G. Wells

CONTENTS




CHAPTER PAGE
I.— The coming of the Sea Lady 1
II.— Some first impressions 30
III.— The episode of the various journalists 71
IV.— The quality of Parker 90
V.— The absence and return of Mr. Harry Chatteris 101
VI.— Symptomatic 133
VII.— The crisis 204
VIII.— Moonshine triumphant 285

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS


  1. FACING
    PAGE
  2. "Am I doing it right?" asked the Sea Lady
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    Frontispiece
  3. "Stuff that the public won't believe aren't facts"
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    81
  4. She positively and quietly settled down with the Buntings
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    90
  5. A little group about the Sea Lady's bath chair
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    134
  6. "Why not?"
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    160
  7. The waiter retires amazed
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    170
  8. They seemed never to do anything but blow and sigh and rustle papers
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    180
  9. Adjusting the folds of his blanket to a greater dignity
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    216