H.G. Wells


Born
in Bromley, Kent, England, The United Kingdom
September 21, 1866

Died
August 13, 1946

Genre

Influences


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 (189 ...more

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The Time Machine

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3.89 avg rating — 371,571 ratings — published 1895 — 2928 editions
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The War of the Worlds

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The Invisible Man

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The Island of Doctor Moreau

3.73 avg rating — 85,306 ratings — published 1896 — 9 editions
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The First Men in the Moon

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4.08 avg rating — 5,107 ratings — published 1961 — 61 editions
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The Time Machine, The Wonde...

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H.G. Wells: Seven Novels

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The Food of the Gods

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“We all have our time machines, don't we. Those that take us back are memories...And those that carry us forward, are dreams.”
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