H. G. Wells

lk=no}} | birth_place = Bromley, Kent, England | death_date = | death_place = London, England | occupation = | alma_mater = Royal College of Science | years_active = 1895–1946 | genre = Science fiction (notably social science fiction) | movement = Social realism | subject = | spouse = * }} | children = 4, including G. P. and Anthony | relatives = * Simon Wells (great-grandson) }} | signature = H.G. Wells signature at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.svg | notableworks = | module = }} }} Herbert George Wells (21 September 1866 – 13 August 1946) was an English writer. Prolific in many genres, he wrote more than fifty novels and dozens of short stories. His non-fiction output included works of social commentary, politics, history, popular science, satire, biography, and autobiography. Wells' science fiction novels are so well regarded that he has been called the "father of science fiction".

In addition to his fame as a writer, he was prominent in his lifetime as a forward-looking, even prophetic social critic who devoted his literary talents to the development of a progressive vision on a global scale. As a futurist, he wrote a number of utopian works and foresaw the advent of aircraft, tanks, space travel, nuclear weapons, satellite television and something resembling the World Wide Web. His science fiction imagined time travel, alien invasion, invisibility and biological engineering before these subjects were common in the genre. Brian Aldiss referred to Wells as the "Shakespeare of science fiction", while Charles Fort called him a "wild talent". He also pioneered modern miniature wargaming, such as with his set of rules called ''Little Wars'' in 1913.

Wells rendered his works convincing by instilling commonplace detail alongside a single extraordinary assumption per workdubbed "Wells's law"leading Joseph Conrad to hail him in 1898 with "O Realist of the Fantastic!". His most notable science fiction works include ''The Time Machine'' (1895), which was his first novel, ''The Island of Doctor Moreau'' (1896), ''The Invisible Man'' (1897), ''The War of the Worlds'' (1898), the military science fiction ''The War in the Air'' (1907), and the dystopian ''When the Sleeper Wakes'' (1910). Novels of social realism such as ''Kipps'' (1905) and ''The History of Mr Polly'' (1910), which describe lower-middle-class English life, led to the suggestion that he was a worthy successor to Charles Dickens, but Wells described a range of social strata and even attempted, in ''Tono-Bungay'' (1909), a diagnosis of English society as a whole. Wells was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature four times.

Wells's earliest specialised training was in biology, and his thinking on ethical matters took place in a Darwinian context. He was also an outspoken socialist from a young age, often (but not always, as at the beginning of the First World War) sympathising with pacifist views. In his later years, he wrote less fiction and more works expounding his political and social views, sometimes giving his profession as that of journalist. Wells was a diabetic and co-founded the charity The Diabetic Association (Diabetes UK) in 1934. Provided by Wikipedia
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by Wells, H.G.
Published 2016
Located: Bengal Library Association Public Library
Call Number: 823 WEL
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by Wells, H. G.
Located: Bengal Library Association Public Library
Call Number: 823 WEL
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by Wells, H.G.
Published 1935
Located: Gurudas College
Call Number: 823 WEL
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by Wells, H.G.
Published 1953
Located: Gurudas College
Call Number: 823 WEL
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by Wells, H.G.
Published 2012
Located: Gurudas College
Call Number: 823 W462
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by Wells, H G.
Published 1964
Located: Kidderpore College
Call Number: 823K4 WEL-S
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by Wells, H G.
Published 1964
Located: Kidderpore College
Call Number: 823K4 WEL-I
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by Wells, H G.
Published 1985
Located: Kidderpore College
Call Number: 823M5 WEL-S
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by Wells, H.G.
Published 1998
Located: Hiralal Mazumdar Memorial College for Women
Call Number: 823.8 DAT/HGW
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by Wells, H.G.
Published 1943
Located: Hiralal Mazumdar Memorial College for Women
Call Number: 823.8 WEL/INN
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by Wells, H.G.
Published 1959
Located: Hiralal Mazumdar Memorial College for Women
Call Number: 823.8 WEL/SEV
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by Wells, H.G.
Located: Sivanath Sastri College
Call Number: 823.9 W463
Unknown
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by Wells, H. G.
Published 1961
Located: Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya
Call Number: 901.9 WEL
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by Wells, H. G.
Published 1961
Located: Hiralal Mazumdar Memorial College for Women
Call Number: 909 WEL/OUT
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by Wells, H.G.
Published 1929
Located: Gurudas College
Call Number: 909 WEL
Unknown
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by Wells, H.G.
Published 1948
Located: Hiralal Mazumdar Memorial College for Women
Call Number: 920 BRA/HGW
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