Sunday, March 17, 2019

H.G. Wells :: English Literature

H.G. wellHerbert George rise was born in 1866 in Bromley, Kent. His career asan author was fostered by an unfortunate accident as a child. He brokehis leg and spent the mandatory stay on period reading every book whichhe could find. Wells was awarded a scholarship and furthered hiseducation at the Normal School of Science in London. It was at theNormal School that Wells came under the wing of the known biologistThomas H. Huxley. Wells science fiction (although he never calledit such)was understandably influenced by his studies at the Normal School andhis interest in biology.H.G. Wells gained fame with his first major fiction work The TimeMachine in 1895. Soon after the publication of this book, Wellsfollowed with The Island of Dr. Moreau (1895), The Invisible Man(1897), and maybe his most famous popular work The War of theWorlds (1898).Over the geezerhood Wells became concerned with the fate of human societyin a world where technology and scientific study were advancing at arapi d pace. For a period he was a member of The Fabian Society, agroup of social philosophers in London. Wellss later works becameless(prenominal) science fiction and more social critique.The accuracy of the science in Wellss work has often been calledinto question. It is rumored that Wells and the French novelist JulesVerne actually criticized each others writing. Wellss require was thatVerne couldnt write himself out of a paper sack and Verne accusedWells of having scientifically implausible ideas. The science maynot be accurate, exactly the adventure and philosophy in those books makesWells early science fiction summercater and fascinating to read.Herbert George Wells was born in 1866 in Bromly, a weakened town nearLondon. He attended college and graduated with a storey in biology.His lower-middle-class background and his knowledge of scienceinfluenced his writings. He view that science would make a betterworld. He also archetype that that humans would destroy their own raceby having a self-aggrandizing atomic war and eventually kill each other off. close to ofthe books Wells wrote were The Time Machine, The Invisible Man The Warof the Worlds and The Island of Doctor Moreau. He was very famous inhis lifetime, and his books sold well. His book War of the Worlds wasa radio drama, performed on Halloween night in 1938. Many people tunedin after they said This is only a story, so they public opinion thatMartian aliens were attacking Earth. So people grabbed their riflesand jumped in their cars and took off. H.G. Wells died in his sleep on

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