10 Interesting H. G. Wells Facts

Saturday, June 25th 2016. | People

Look at H. G. Wells Facts if you want to know a famous English writer.  He was born on 21st September 1866 and died on 13th August 1946. His full name is Herbert George Wells. He was always known as a wonderful writer due to his various genres. He wrote social commentary, politics, history, novels, rules for war games and textbooks. Check other facts about Wells below:

H. G. Wells Facts 1: the father of science fiction

One of the famous fathers of science fiction is H.G. Wells. Others were Hugo Gernsback and Jules Verne.

H. G. Wells Facts 2: the notable science fiction works

If you are interested to read the famous science fiction work of Wells, look at The Time Machine (1895). Other works include The War of the Worlds (1898), The Invisible Man (1897), and The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896).

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H.G. Wells Images

H. G. Wells Facts 3: nomination

Wells stepped up as the nominee for Nobel Prize in Literature four times.

H. G. Wells Facts 4: biology

Biology is the specialized training received by Wells in his early days. During the fame of the Darwinian context, Wells had his own ethical thinking.

H.G. Wells Facts

H.G. Wells Facts

H. G. Wells Facts 5: the First World War

During the First World War, he was an outspoken socialist. Later, you can spot the didactic and political view in his works. He was also interested to write science fiction.

H. G. Wells Facts 6: the place of birth

Do you know the place of birth of Wells? He was born in Kent at Atlas house, 46 High Street, Bromley.

H.G. Wells

H.G. Wells

H. G. Wells Facts 7: parents

His father was a former domestic gardener. His name was Joseph Wells. He became a professional cricketer and shopkeeper. His mother was a former domestic servant, Sarah Neal.  Wells was the last child in the family. He was often called as Bertie. Find facts about Daniel Webster here.

H. G. Wells Facts 8: an accident

In 1874, Wells had an accident which made him had a broken leg. It made him bedridden.

H.G. Wells Pictures

H.G. Wells Pictures

H. G. Wells Facts 9: reading books

Since Wells was bedridden, he spent most of the time reading books. His father brought him books from the local library. Check facts about Derek Landy here.

H. G. Wells Facts 10: marriage

Wells and his cousin Isabel Mary Wells married in 1891. In 1894, both decided to separate because Wells was in love with Amy Catherine Robbins. She was one of his students. In 1895, both married.

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H.G. Wells Pic

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