I am currently reading A Man of Parts by David Lodge, which is a sort of fictionalized biography of H.G. Wells. I am envious of his ability to get beautiful, young blue-stockings into bed. Apart from that, I was struck by the number of books he wrote. He is mostly famous for his science fiction book, but he wrote a lot of non science fiction too. He seemed to write a lot of books that challenged traditional social conventions. I get the impression that the best of his non science fiction was Kipps, which was autobiographical. He seems to have been very popular in his time, but apart from his science fiction from his early years, he is not read much any more.