The New Machiavelli is an H. G. Wells novel that's plot was derived from Wells's affair with Amber Reeves. Iit was "the literary scandal of its day."
The New Machiavelli is Written in the first person by Richard "Dick" Remington who has a lifelong passion for "statecraft" and dreams of recasting the social and political form of the English nation. He is a brilliant student at Cambridge who writes several books, marries a wealthy heiress, and enters parliament as a only to go over to the Conservatives. Remington undertakes the editing of an influential political weekly and is returned to parliament but his career is wrecked by his love affair with a brilliant young Oxford graduate, Isabel Rivers.
Herbert George "H. G." Wells was an English writer best known for his work in science fiction. He was also a prolific writer in many other genres, including contemporary novels, history, politics and social commentary, even writing textbooks and rules for war games. His most notable science fiction works include The War of the Worlds, The Time Machine, The Invisible Man and The Island of Doctor Moreau.