Herbert Wells

Herbert Wells

In 1866, (Herbert George) H.G. Wells was born to a working class family in Kent, England. Young Wells received a spotty education, interrupted by several illnesses and family difficulties, and became a draper's apprentice as a teenager. The headmaster of Midhurst Grammar School, where he had spent a year, arranged for him to return as an "usher," or student teacher. Wells earned a government scholarship in 1884, to study biology under Thomas Henry Huxley at the Normal School of Science. Wells earned his bachelor of science and doctor of science degrees at the University of London. After marrying his cousin, Isabel, Wells began to supplement his teaching salary with short stories and freelance articles, then books, including The Time Machine (1895), The Island of Dr. Moreau (1896), The Invisible Man (1897), and The War of the Worlds (1898). Wells created a mild scandal when he divorced his cousin to marry one of his best students, Amy Catherine Robbins. Although his second marriage was lasting and produced two sons, Wells was an unabashed advocate of free (as opposed to "indiscriminate") love. He continued to openly have extra-marital liaisons, most famously with Margaret Sanger, and a ten-year relationship with the author Rebecca West, who had one of his two out-of-wedlock children. A one-time member of the Fabian Society, Wells sought active change. His 100 books included many novels, as well as nonfiction, such as A Modern Utopia (1905), The Outline of History (1920), A Short History of the World (1922), The Shape of Things to Come (1933), and The Work, Wealth and Happiness of Mankind (1932). One of his booklets was Crux Ansata, An Indictment of the Roman Catholic Church. Although Wells toyed briefly with the idea of a "divine will" in his book, God the Invisible King (1917), it was a temporary aberration. Wells used his international fame to promote his favorite causes, including the prevention of war, and was received by government officials around the world. He is best-remembered as an early writer of science fiction and futurism.He was also an outspoken socialist. Wells and Jules Verne are each sometimes referred to as "The Fathers of Science Fiction". D. 1946.
The Time Machine, Herbert Wells
Herbert Wells
The Time Machine
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The War of the Worlds, Herbert Wells
Herbert Wells
The War of the Worlds
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The Invisible Man, Herbert Wells
Herbert Wells
The Invisible Man
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A Short His­tory of the World
Herbert Wells
A Short History of the World
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The Collected Short Stories of H. G. Wells (Over 70 fantasy and science fiction short stories in chronological order of publication), Herbert Wells
Twelve Stories and a Dream (The original 1903 edition of 13 fantasy and science fiction short stories), Herbert Wells
The Island of Doctor Moreau, Herbert Wells
Herbert Wells
The Island of Doctor Moreau
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Herbert Wells
Time Ma­chine and The In­vis­i­ble Man (Barnes & No­ble Clas­sics Se­ries)
Russia in the Shadows, Herbert Wells
Herbert Wells
The Door in the Wall and Other Sto­ries
Herbert Wells
Text Book of Bi­ol­ogy, Part 1: Ver­te­brata
Herbert Wells
The First Men in the Moon
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The First Men in the Moon
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The Sleeper Awakes
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The Sleeper Awakes
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The Time Machine and the War of the Worlds, Herbert Wells
The Invisible Man (comics), Herbert Wells
Herbert Wells
Tales of Space and Time
Herbert Wells
Tales of Space and Time
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The Red Room
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The Red Room
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The Time Machine (Comics), Herbert Wells
The Country of the Blind and Other Stories (The original 1911 edition of 33 fantasy and science fiction short stories), Herbert Wells
Herbert Wells
The Stolen Bacil­lus and other in­ci­dents (The orig­i­nal 1895 edi­tion of 15 fan­tasy and sci­ence fic­tion short sto­ries)
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