Herbert G. Wells

1866 - 1946

widely considered the father of science fiction, H.G. Wells' works are important political and social commentary of the 20th century.

H.G. Wells was an outspoken social reformer, whose works were influenced strongly by a scientific background. Jules Verne had a strong influence on him, and the genre of science fiction owes its visionary aspects to Wells.

He worked as a draper's apprentice, bookkeeper, tutor, and journalist until around 1895, which is when he became a full-time writer.

Wells supported World War One, but, by the Second, he saw no hope for a mankind continually warring.


War of the Worlds Genre Essay -- H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds and its place in founding the genre of science fiction.

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Essay on The Island of Doctor Moreau -- Essay analysing the techniques used in The Island of Dr. Moreau that imply the qualities of a better world

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H.G. Wells -- A Thesis Driven Paper About How H.G. Wells Was a Utopian, and Idealistic Yet Pessimistic In His Prophetic Works of Literature

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Synopsis of The Time Machine -- Detailed synopsis of H. G. Wells' The Time Machine

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The War of the Worlds -- The study guide for war of the worlds

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