H. G. Wells

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H. G. Wells in 1920.

Herbert George Wells (21 September 1866 – 13 August 1946) was an English writer. He was born in Bromley, Kent. He studied biology under Thomas Henry Huxley.

Wells wrote about 50 books.[1] He was one of the inventors of science fiction, and also wrote novels and utopias. He wrote books such as The Invisible Man, The Time Machine, The Island of Dr. Moreau, and The War of the Worlds. He also explained how the things he wrote about could actually happen. Some of his books have been made into movies.

Wells had diabetes. He died on 13 August 1946, aged 79, at his home in London. On 16 August 1946, his body was cremated at Golders Green Crematorium.

Works[change | change source]

Biology[change | change source]

  • The science of life. London: Cassell (1933). Co-writers: Julian Huxley and G.P, Wells.

Science fiction[change | change source]

Utopian books[change | change source]

Novels[change | change source]

  • Love and Mr Lewisham (1900)
  • Kipps (1905)
  • Ann Veronica (1909)
  • The History of Mr Polly (1910)

References[change | change source]

  1. Haynes R.D. 1980. H.G. Wells: discoverer of the future. Macmillan, London. ISBN 0-333-27186-6