Person:Herbert Wells (9)

Herbert George "H. G." Wells
m. 22 Nov 1853
  1. Herbert George "H. G." Wells1866 - 1946
m. 29 Oct 1891
  • HHerbert George "H. G." Wells1866 - 1946
  • WAmber Reeves1887 - 1981
  1. Anna-Jane Kennard1909 - 2010
m. Abt Nov 1895
  1. George Philip Wells1901 - 1985
  2. Frank Richard Wells1903 - 1982
  1. Anthony Panther West1914 - 1987
Facts and Events
Name[1][3][7][8] Herbert George "H. G." Wells
Alt Name[1][9] Bertie Wells
Gender Male
Birth[1][4] 21 Sep 1866 Bromley, Kent, England
Marriage 29 Oct 1891 Wandsworth Metropolitan Borough, London, Englandto Isabel Mary Wells
Marriage Abt Nov 1895 Pancras Registration District, Middlesex, Englandto Amy Catherine "Jane" Robbins
Occupation[2][4][5][6][7] From 1895 to 1945 EnglandWriter & Philosopher
Other From 1908 to 1910 North Island, New ZealandExtra-marital affair: Cohabitation?
with Amber Reeves
Other From 1913 to 1923 Extramarital affair
with Dame Rebecca West
Death[1][4] 13 Aug 1946 London, London, Englandat his home in Regent's Park
Cremation[1][4] 16 Aug 1946 London, London, EnglandGolders Green Crematorium, Golders Green
Reference Number? Q42511?



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Herbert George Wells[1] (21 September 1866 – 13 August 1946) was an English writer. He was prolific in many genres, writing dozens of novels, short stories, and works of social commentary, satire, biography, and autobiography, and even including two books on recreational war games. He is now best remembered for his science fiction novels and is often called a "father of science fiction", along with Jules Verne and Hugo Gernsback.

During his own lifetime, however, he was most prominent as a forward-looking, even prophetic social critic who devoted his literary talents to the development of a progressive vision on a global scale. A futurist, he wrote a number of utopian works and foresaw the advent of aircraft, tanks, space travel, nuclear weapons, satellite television and something resembling the World Wide Web. His science fiction imagined time travel, alien invasion, invisibility, and biological engineering. Brian Aldiss referred to Wells as the "Shakespeare of science fiction". Wells rendered his works convincing by instilling commonplace detail alongside a single extraordinary assumption – dubbed “Wells’s law” – leading Joseph Conrad to hail him in 1898 as "O Realist of the Fantastic!". His most notable science fiction works include The Time Machine (1895), The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896), The Invisible Man (1897), The War of the Worlds (1898) and the military science fiction The War in the Air (1907). Wells was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature four times.[2]

Wells's earliest specialised training was in biology, and his thinking on ethical matters took place in a specifically and fundamentally Darwinian context. He was also from an early date an outspoken socialist, often (but not always, as at the beginning of the First World War) sympathising with pacifist views. His later works became increasingly political and didactic, and he wrote little science fiction, while he sometimes indicated on official documents that his profession was that of journalist. Novels such as Kipps and The History of Mr Polly, which describe lower-middle-class life, led to the suggestion that he was a worthy successor to Charles Dickens, but Wells described a range of social strata and even attempted, in Tono-Bungay (1909), a diagnosis of English society as a whole. A diabetic, Wells co-founded the charity The Diabetic Association (known today as Diabetes UK) in 1934.

Literary Works

Books Written By Wells

H.G. Wells wrote dozens of books over the course of his literary career, a career which spanned over half a century. As well as writing many classic works of science fiction, Wells also wrote non-fiction, as well as many popular realist novels such as Kipps and The History of Mr Polly. Since he's best remembered for his science fiction, the following list is what many consider as his 10 best books (all science fiction novels).[10]

Books Written About Wells

Other Publications

Video Tributes

HG Wells: "Goddamn you all, I told you so!"

British Pathé: H.G. Wells Interview

Orson Wells Meets HG Wells
A rare audio clip of HG Wells being
interviewed by Orson Welles.

Prophets Of Science Fiction: H G Wells
First of a multi-part video story of HG Wells, the science fiction
writer whose sci-fi ideas became or could yet become true.
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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 H. G. Wells, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia
    9 Feb 2015.

    From the opening of the Wikipedia article: "...a prolific English writer in many genres, including the novel, history, politics, and social commentary, and textbooks and rules for war games."

  2. H.G. Wells, in The Literature Nework
  3. New York Times Sunday Book Review: H.G. Wells, the Man Who Invented Tomorrow by Christopher Benfey, in The New York Times. (New York, New York)
    16 Sep 2011 .

    Book review of "A MAN OF PARTS", by David Lodge

  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 H. G. Wells, in Find A Grave: Golders Green Crematorium, London, England
    Memorial# 19940, Jan 29, 2001.

    Birth: Sep. 21, 1866
    Death: Aug. 13, 1946
    Burial: Golders Green Crematorium, Golders Green, London Borough of Barnet, Greater London, England
    Plot: Cremated here on August 16th, 1946. His ashes were later scattered from an aircraft.

    Writer. Although he is primarily remembered as a science fiction writer, he wrote prolifically in a great many other genres as well.

  5. HG Wells, in HG Wells' letter goes on display in Sevenoaks
    1 February 2011.

    A letter written by HG Wells in 1934 goes on display in Sevenoaks, where he wrote The Time Machine.

  6. HG Wells, in War of the Words: HG Wells Publications

    Listing of free downloads from Project Gutenberg.

  7. 7.0 7.1 H G Wells, in H G Wells: Artist & Writer.
  8. H.G. Wells, in H.G. Wells Photo Gallery.
  9. Among family members
  10. Interesting Literature: The Best H. G. Wells Novels, 28 Jun 2015.
  11. The Time Machine (1895). Wells’s first novel, based loosely on a story he wrote while still in his early twenties, The Chronic Argonauts (1888). It is, as many opine, his best, and embodies early Wells in its vision, its storytelling, and its engagement with scientific and political issues, many of which are still with us today. It also more or less invented the concept of the time machine. The short novel recounts the adventures of the Time Traveller, who builds a machine which enables him to travel into the future. He ends up in the year 802,701, and discovers that mankind has evolved into two distinct subspecies: the Eloi and the Morlocks. But what the precise relationship is between the two remains at first a mystery – until the Time Traveller discovers the horrific truth.
  12. The War of the Worlds (1898). A pioneering work of ‘invasion’ literature, this classic early Wells novel inspired countless film adaptations (as well as the infamous radio broadcast made by Orson Welles in 1938), and was undoubtedly a major influence on all subsequent films and novels about aliens coming to Earth from space. The aliens in this case, of course, are the Martians.
  13. Goodreads: H.G. Wells: A Biography