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H.G. Wells

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H. G. Wells (1866-1946) was an English novelist, short story writer, and social critic. Born in Kent, he was raised in a working-class family alongside three siblings. In 1874, he broke his leg and was bedridden for months, generating a lifelong devotion to reading. He was educated at a local private school until a fractured thigh ended his father’s career on the professional cricket circuit. From 1880 to 1883 Wells worked as a draper’s apprentice in Southsea, a grueling experience that would shape his outlook on society as well as inspire several of his novels. While his mother was employed as a lady’s maid at Uppark, a country house in Sussex, Wells took full advantage of the estate’s library and found particular inspiration in such classics as Plato’s Republic and Thomas More’s Utopia. Determined to get an education, Wells won a prestigious scholarship to the Normal School of Science in London, where he studied biology under Thomas Henry Huxley. Upon leaving school he struggled to find work as a teacher and turned to writing articles to supplement his income. The most productive period of his career came in 1895 following his marriage to Amy Catherine Robbins. While living in Woking, Surrey, Wells completed or worked on some of his most celebrated works of fiction, including The Time Machine (1895), The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896), and The War of the Worlds (1898). Alongside his French contemporary Jules Verne, Wells is considered one of the founding figures of modern science fiction for his tales of social unrest, utopia, time travel, alien invasion, and nuclear power. He was a committed socialist and a co-founder of The Diabetic Association, now known as Diabetes UK.

H.G. Wells Books

The Food of the Gods (Annotated) book cover

The Food of the Gods (Annotated)

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The World Set Free book cover

The World Set Free

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El Hombre Invisible - The Invisible Man book cover

El Hombre Invisible - The Invisible Man

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La isla del Dr. Moreau book cover

La isla del Dr. Moreau

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La isla del Dr. Moreau - The Island of Doctor Moreau book cover

La isla del Dr. Moreau - The Island of Doctor Moreau

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El hombre invisible book cover

El hombre invisible

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Adventures, #10 book cover

Adventures, #10

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La máquina del tiempo - The Time Machine book cover

La máquina del tiempo - The Time Machine

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La máquina del tiempo book cover

La máquina del tiempo

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A Story of the Days to Come book cover

A Story of the Days to Come

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Scientific and Horrific Stories book cover

Scientific and Horrific Stories

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The War of the Worlds book cover

The War of the Worlds

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The Time Machine book cover

The Time Machine

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The Invisible Man book cover

The Invisible Man

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The Invisible Man and The War of the Worlds - Two H.G. Wells Classics! - Unabridged book cover

The Invisible Man and The War of the Worlds - Two H.G. Wells Classics! - Unabridged

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The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds - Two H.G. Wells Classics! - Unabridged book cover

The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds - Two H.G. Wells Classics! - Unabridged

H.G. Wells
The Island of Doctor Moreau and The War of the Worlds - Two H.G. Wells Classics! - Unabridged book cover

The Island of Doctor Moreau and The War of the Worlds - Two H.G. Wells Classics! - Unabridged

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The H.G. Wells Collection book cover

The H.G. Wells Collection

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The War of the Worlds book cover

The War of the Worlds

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La guerra de los mundos - The War of the Worlds book cover

La guerra de los mundos - The War of the Worlds

H.G. Wells
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