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The Star

Short fiction by H.G. Wells

H.G. Wells wrote this short story in 1897. Posted here February 15, 2013.


'She reminded me of someone in small-town America you'd gone to high school with, and lost touch with. Deborah Jeane Palfrey, a little like Norma Jeane Mortenson, had gone off to find her fortune in the big world, figured out how to sell herself to powerful men, and now risked being thrown down and snuffed out. As Reg Dwight sings, a very lonely candle in a very ferocious wind.' Posted May 4, 2007.

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