The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: H.G. Wells

Narrated By: Bernard Mayes

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: January 2010

Duration: 44 hours 36 minutes


Having coined the phrase "the war that will end war," H. G. Wells was disillusioned by the World War I peace settlement. Convinced that humanity needed to awaken to the instability of the world order and remember lessons from the past, the author of science-fiction classics set out to write about history. Wells hoped to remind mankind of its common past, provide it with a basis for international patriotism, and guide it to renounce war. The work became immensely popular, earning him world renown and solidifying his reputation as one of the influential voices of his time.