MEN LIKE GODS: A NOVEL. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1923. Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii [viii] [1-2] 3-327 [328: blank], original red cloth, front panel stamped in blind, spine panel stamped in gold. First U.S. edition. The author's second major Utopian fantasy and, according to some critics, his best. "Three carloads of Earthlings, accidentally transported into an anarchistic 'Utopia' based on science and rationalistic social planning, react with the violence and bigotry which the author regards as characteristic of capitalism... When Wells came to write MEN LIKE GODS he was a personage, a spokesman for an ideology; and the book is largely a forum in which to air his program for social amelioration, rather than a work of imagination." - Survey of Science Fiction Literature III, pp. 1375-79. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-172; (1981) 2-116; (1987) 2-129); (1995) 2-139; and (2004) II-1229. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2344. Gerber, Utopian Fantasy (1973), p. 148. Lewis, Utopian Literature, p. 206. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 226. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 1181. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 171. Survey of Science Fiction Literature III, pp. 1375-79. Bleiler (1978), p. 205. Reginald 15049. Owner's name on front free endpaper. Top edge of pages dusty, a very good copy with bright gold stamping on spine panel. (#163224).
"Published January, 1923" on copyright page.