H. G. Wells

Easton Press H. G. Wells books

The Invisible Man - The Collector's Library of Famous Editions - 1967
The Time Machine - Masterpieces of Science Fiction - 1986
The War of The Worlds - Masterpieces of Science Fiction - 1986
The Invisible Man - Masterpieces of Science Fiction - 1990
Tono-Bungay - The Collector's Library of Famous Editions - 1994
The Island of Dr. Moreau - Masterpieces of Science Fiction - 1995
The Time Machine - 100 Greatest Books Ever Written - 2002

The Classic Novels of H. G. Wells (5 volume set) including titles:
The War of The Worlds
The Invisible Man
The Time Machine
The First Men in the Moon
The Island of Doctor Moreau

Franklin Library H. G. Wells books

Three Stories by H.G. Wells - Collected Stories of the World's Greatest Writers - 1982

Author H. G. Wells

Herbert George Wells, commonly known as H. G. Wells, stands as one of the most influential figures in science fiction literature and a prominent voice in shaping modern speculative thought. Born on September 21, 1866, in Bromley, Kent, England, Wells demonstrated an early passion for storytelling and a keen interest in the sciences that would define much of his literary career. Wells's childhood was marked by both academic struggles and intellectual curiosity. Despite facing financial difficulties, he managed to secure a scholarship to the Normal School of Science in London, where he studied biology under the tutelage of Thomas Henry Huxley, known as "Darwin's Bulldog" for his staunch advocacy of Charles Darwin's theory of evolution. This academic environment deeply influenced Wells's worldview, igniting his fascination with the possibilities of scientific advancement and their potential impact on society. Following his studies, Wells worked as a teacher and a journalist, honing his skills as a writer. His early literary efforts encompassed various genres, including essays, short stories, and novels. However, it was his foray into science fiction that would cement his legacy.

In 1895, Wells published The Time Machine, a groundbreaking work that introduced the concept of time travel to a wide audience and established him as a leading figure in the genre. This novel, along with subsequent works such as The War of the Worlds (1898), The Invisible Man (1897), and The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896), showcased Wells's unparalleled ability to weave imaginative narratives with profound social commentary. Wells's writing often served as a vehicle for exploring pressing issues of his time, including imperialism, social inequality, and the perils of unchecked scientific progress. His work resonated with readers by tapping into their fears and aspirations, offering cautionary tales and thought-provoking insights into the human condition.

Beyond his literary achievements, Wells was a passionate advocate for social reform and a vocal proponent of progressive ideals. He envisioned a future where scientific advancements would be harnessed for the betterment of humanity, advocating for concepts such as world government and the abolition of war. Throughout his life, Wells continued to produce a vast body of work encompassing fiction, non-fiction, and political commentary. His legacy extended far beyond the realm of literature, influencing subsequent generations of writers, thinkers, and inventors.

Herbert George Wells passed away on August 13, 1946, leaving behind a rich legacy that continues to inspire and captivate audiences around the world. His pioneering spirit, imaginative vision, and unwavering commitment to exploring the frontiers of human knowledge ensure his enduring relevance in the annals of literature and science fiction.

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