Herbet George Wells (1866 – 1946)
G. Wells was born in Kent. At the age of seven he
broke his leg, and it was during his time in recovery, that
he found his passion for books which filled his imagination
with vivid ideas.
Following a private education, his family
got into poor financial situation, and H.G. Wells
was put into an apprentiship, but had a miserable time training
as a draper. His experiences were to inspire future novels.
Wells failed at becoming a draper, along
with several other apprenticeships including a chemist assistant.
He later went on to be an assistant teacher at a school in
West Sussex until winning a scholarship at the Imperial College,
London, studying biology under T. H. Huxley,
which was to aid him with such novels as the Island
of Doctor Moreau.
HG Wells married his cousin
Isabel in 1891, but left her for a student in 1894, but during
his second marriage he had a number of extra-marital affairs
and had children from more than one of these; however his
wife stayed with him.
In 1895 Wells esablished
himself as a writer with his science fiction tale, The
Time Machine which was followed three years later
by War of the Worlds.
Literary Classics contains 560 authors, and thousands of
The HG Wells unabridged classic literature,
included on the Literary Classics CD are:
- ANN VERONICA
- GOD THE INVISIBLE KING
- SOUL OF A BISHOP
- THE DOOR IN THE WALL AND OTHER STORIES
- THE FIRST MEN IN THE MOON
- THE ISLAND OF DOCTOR MOREAU
- THE NEW MACHIAVELLI
- THE SECRET PLACES OF THE HEART
- THE TIME MACHINE
- THE WAR IN THE AIR
- THE WAR OF THE WORLDS
- THE WHEELS OF CHANCE
- THE WORLD SET FREE
- TONO BUNGAY
- TWELVE STORIES AND A DREAM
- WAR AND THE FUTURE
- WHEN THE SLEEPER WAKES