H. G. Wells

English writer (1866–1946)
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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.

H. G. Wells in 1920.

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

Biology change

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

Science fiction change

Utopian books change

Novels change

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

References change

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