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Herbert George Wells, "H.G. Wells"
Transcript of Herbert George Wells, "H.G. Wells"
"Darwin's Bulldog" (he fought for the idea of evolution amongst Darwin)
In September of 1844 Wells enrolled at the Normal School of Science in South Kensington as a teacher-in-training on a scholarship.
H.G. Wells was a interesting man. First off, he married his cousin in 1891 although it didn't last, he soon got a divorce. Next, he married Amy Catherine "Jane" Robbins and they had two children together, sons George Phillip and Frank. He had numerous affairs and later lived apart from Jane. His involvement with Amber Reeves resulted in the birth of their daughter Anna-Jane in 1909. He later developed feelings for feminist writer Rebecca West, and they had a son, Anthony, together.
Total of 4 children by 3 different women. I'm curious to know he was with before he passed.
List of Wells' Works:
Wells pioneer of science fiction, was born on September 21,1866 and passed on August 13, 1946, aged 80.
By age 10 Wells showed great interest in reading, especially writing.
In the Days of the Comet
Love and Mr. Lewisham
Mr. Britling Sees It Through
The First Men in the Moon
The Food of the Gods
The History of Mr. Polly
The Invisible Man
The Island of Doctor Moreau
The New Machiavelli
The Research Magnificent
The Secret Places of the Heart
The Soul of a Bishop
The Time Machine
The War in the Air
The War of the Worlds
The Wheels of Chance
The World Set Free
When the Sleeper Wakes
A Modern Utopia
An Englishman Looks at the World
Certain Personal Matters
God The Invisible King
A Deal in Ostriches
A Dream of Armageddon
A Moonlight Fable
A Slip Under the Microscope
A Vision of Judgment
In the Avu Observatory
Jimmy Goggles the God
Miss Winchelsea's Heart
Mr. Brisher's Treasure
Mr. Ledbetter's Vacation
Mr. Skelmersdale in Fairyland
The Beautiful Suit
The Country of the Blind
The Crystal Egg
The Diamond Maker
The Door in the Wall
The Empire of the Ants
The Flowering of the Strange Orchid
The Jilting of Jane
The Lord of the Dynamos
The Magic Shop
The Man Who Could Work Miracles
The New Accelerator
The Obliterated Man
The Plattner Story
The Purple Pileus
The Red Room
The Remarkable Case of Davidson's Eyes
The Sea Raiders
The Stolen Bacillus
The Stolen Body
The Story of the Inexperienced Ghost
The Story of the Late Mr. Elvesham
The Treasure in the Forest
The Triumphs of a Taxidermist
The Truth about Pyecraft
The Valley of Spiders
Under the Knife
His mother taught him how to read and write when he was three.
Later Life Facts:
Sarah Wells was not happy when H.G. was born. With two children already ,she did not need a third. But H.G. was an obviously precocious child and she took a great interest in his education, more of than her other two boys; H.G. was special.
The ideological influence of Huxley on Wells was powerful, but its power was reinforced by personal and psychological factors which led Wells to model himself upon his teacher.
People knew Joseph Wells (H.G.'s father) as a strong-willed man who made such an impression that others barely noticed his wife Sarah, who was quite and serious. Their relationship was very much in tune with Victorian times.
Wells had courses that were in pure sciences. He spent part of his first year studying under Professor Thomas Henry Huxley.
Wells' final two years at the Normal School proved unsuccessful, Huxley's teaching had a profound effect on his social and political outlook.
"I believed then he was the greatest man I was ever likely to meet, and I believe that all the more firmly today." Wells wrote.
"The year I spent in Huxley's class", Wells wrote, "was beyond all question, the most educational year of my life."
The Time Machine
The Time Machine was H.G. Wells' very first novel.
In the first chapter for example, there were connections to science and social development. Wells created the character, The Time Traveller to have physical and emotional passion for the natural world. I felt like Wells was The Time Traveller too because he had a passion for science. So he created a character based on himself.
Reading the first chapter of The Time Machine, what do we learn about The Time Traveller?
What is the narrator's position in relation to the Time Traveller?
Wells proved to be one of the true founders of modern British socialism, and the popularity of his works around the world indicates that his influence went beyond his own nation.
This novel invites the reader in the first instance into the distant future to explore the fate of mankind.
Was written while Wells still felt the anxiety of his early life of grubbing and false starts, and represent excellent examples of a man still very shaky about this new venture, fiction writing. The Time Machine was written in a fever by a man fleeing his past and intimated by his future.