English novelist nest known for his science fiction stories such as The Time Machine, The Invisible Man, and The War of the Worlds.
Typewritten Letter Signed H G Wells, one and one-third pages, octavo, London, October 20, 1943. On his imprinted stationery, to [Joseph] McCabe. Fine condition.
“Help! I’m having a hot time with the Catholics thanks to CRUX ANSATA. I enclose one particular document. Can you put me on to any Catholic literature (the more recent the better) upon the control of sexual desire through the confessional and through incantations? Oh! and here is a point about Theodosius. Can you give me a reference to deal with it? On p. 10 says my critic you mention Theodosius as handing over all the churches to the Trinitarians. Yet everyone who has heard of Theodosius will remember how one unarmed old man, Ambrose of Milan, publicly forbade him entrance to the Church perhaps the most striking instance of an authoritative defiance of the secular power, in the whole of history. No better example could have been chosen, not to prove your point, but to disprove it.”
Crux Ansata was a non-fiction work written late in H G Wells’s life and published by Penguin in mid-September, 1943. A crux ansata or ankh is a sacred emblem symbolizing life.
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