H.G. Wells
Books and Stories

Wells's best known works are The Time Machine (1895), one of the first modern science fiction stories, The Invisible Man (1897), and The War of the Worlds (1898). Wells wrote over a hundred of books, about fifty of them novels.

Herbert George Wells was born in Bromley, Kent. His father was a shopkeeper and a professional cricketer until he broke his leg.

Wells obtained a scholarship to the Normal School of Science in London and studied there biology under T.H. Huxley. However, his interest faltered and in 1887 he left without a degree. He taught in private schools for four years, not taking his B.S. degree until 1890. In 1893 Wells became a full-time writer.

Wells in 1920 met with Lenin. In 1934 he had discussions with both Stalin, who left him disillusioned, and Roosevelt, trying to recruit them without success to his world-saving schemes. Wells was convinced that Western socialists cannot compromise with Communism, and that the best hope for the future lay in Washington.

Wells died in London on August 13. 1946. Select a novel or story title to see the inventions from that work:

Men Like Gods, Not known, 1923

The First Men in the Moon, Unknown, 1901

The Invisible Man, Unknown, 1897

The Island of Dr. Moreau, Garden City, 1896

The Land Ironclads, Unknown, 1903

The Shape of Things To Come, Alexander Korda Productions, 1936

The Time Machine, Henry Holt and Company, 1895

The War of the Worlds, Unknown, 1898

The World Set Free, Not Known, 1914

When the Sleeper Wakes, Unknown, 1899






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