H. G. Wells

English novelist, teacher, historian and journalist H. G. Wells

Herbert George "H.G. " Wells was a British author, now best known for his work in the science fiction genre. He was also a prolific writer in many other genres, including contemporary novels, history, politics and social commentary, even writing text books and rules for war games. Together with Jules Verne and Hugo Gernsback, Wells has been referred to as "The Father of Science Fiction".
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home town
Kent
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Self-described Mayport 'monster' indicted in prison slaying - Florida Times-Union
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William H. Wells and another inmate at Florida State Prison were indicted Wednesday in Bradford County in the May 17 strangulation and stabbing death of 21-year-old inmate Xavier H. Rodriguez. Prosecutors will seek the death penalty against Wells and
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Theatre review: Chasing Dragons - Edinburgh Festivals
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This is a poignant and resonant piece of student theatre from Nottingham University's New Theatre (they're also putting on Beef at the same venue), thanks in no small part to playwright Adam H Wells' textured and thoughtful script
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Close call between the cattle title contenders at Llandeilo Show - Farmers Guardian
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Lowland breeds: Sup. and fem., A. and R. Davies and Sons, (Charollais); res. sup and male, R. and H. Wells (Lleyn). Group of three: Mr and Mrs K. Earle and family (North Country Cheviots); res., A. and R. Davies and Sons (Charollais)
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Best Workshop Instructors: David H. Wells on Seeing Photographically - Photo District News
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PDN asked photojournalist David Wells and other workshop teachers highlighted in “PDN Reader Survey: The Best Workshop Instructors” to share some of their best lessons for students. Here is Wells's response: New students mistakenly think that because
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THE TEXAS TRIBUNE; Taking a Look at the Governor, Back When He Was a Democrat
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Gov. Rick Perry, a no-apologies conservative known for slashing government spending and opposing all tax increases, is about as Republican as you can get. But that was not always the case. Mr. Perry spent his first six years in politics as a Democrat, in a somewhat forgotten history that is sure to be revived and scrutinized by Republican opponents
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Papaya plants play key role in greenhouse whitefly control - Southeast Farm Press
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• The major issues involved with this whitefly are its ability to transmit viruses and to become resistant to most pesticides. • Whiteflies feed on tomato leaves and transmit diseases, including tomato yellow
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Pacheco refugees leave large legacy in San Juan - San Juan Record
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When Hattie accepted Will's proposal of marriage, they traveled for three days in a buggy to the Manti Temple and were married on September 25, 1889 by Apostle Daniel H. Wells. While living in Huntington, Will and Hattie had four children: Ethel
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In-form Barkby Utd secure back-to-back wins - Melton Today
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Frisby: W. Giles 8, R. Wild 21, L. Harrison 8, A. Waddle 5*, H. Wells 6, J. Pinfold 8, B. Bishop 0*, Extras 8. Total: 64-5. BARKBY secured their second successive 10-wicket win on a very dark Wednesday evening. Following a consultation with Old Dalby,
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History behind Blue Bunny name - KTIV
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As the story goes, Fred H. Wells founded the dairy after cholera wiped out his livestock. And, on his way back to Chicago, he ran out of money in Le Mars. Dave Smetter/ Wells Enterprises says, "So Fred H. Well Jr. decided to buy a horse, a wagon,
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Baptist Briefs - Dallas Baptist Standard
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Other SBC officers elected were second vice president, Eric Thomas, pastor of First Baptist Church in Norfolk, Va.; recording secretary, John Yeats, communications director of the Louisiana Baptist Convention; and registration secretary, James H. Wells
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Brewster Teacher Wins PBS Innovation Award - Patch.com
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A screen shot of Revolutionarynews.com, Henry H. Wells Middle School teacher Mattew Schnitzler's award-winning concept, is shown here with some of the work students have submitted. Schnitzler has been teaching English at WMS for the past four years,
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Top Titans (6/10/2011) - UW Oshkosh Today
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UW Oshkosh Chancellor Richard H. Wells recognized three academic staff members with the 2011 Outstanding Service Award. Shelly Rutz, Lori Develice Collins and Lisa Danielson will be recognized at the opening day activities on Sept. 6, 2011
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ATHLETICS: Veteran Kuester bags treble gold - Bicester Advertiser
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... 91 K French 28.04, 94 L Grolimund 28.17, 101 D Joliffe 28.44, 106 R Cadle 28.54, 137 E Colclough 30.20, 147 S Worfolk 30.59, 155 N Garside 31.24, 165 H Wells 31.37, 202 N Cherry 33.22, 206 D Jamieson 33.32, 220 B Keeble 34.09, 231 N Lambert 34.38,
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Metabolix Appoints Barbara H. Wells to Board of Directors - Business Wire (press release)
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(BUSINESS WIRE)--Metabolix, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBLX), a bioscience company focused on developing clean, sustainable solutions for plastics, chemicals and energy, today announced that Barbara H. Wells, Ph.D., has joined its board of directors, effective June
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Dick H. Wells - Adrian Daily Telegram
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By Anonymous Dick H. Wells, 73, of Delaware, Ohio, passed away Tuesday morning, May 31, 2011, at Grady Memorial Hospital, Delaware. He was born Sept. 16, 1937, in Adrian, Mich., to Floyd and Hazel (Hill) Wells. He was a 1956 graduate of Adrian High
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Pomegranates could become Florida cash crop - Southeast Farm Press
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• If production takes off in the state, consumers could see Florida pomegranates next to California pomegranates in stores as well as the emergence of locally produced pomegranate juice and juice blends
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Video: School Honors Scores of Students, Thanks Parents - Patch.com
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The celebration extended to family members, as parents and honorees enjoyed breakfast and listened to a few brief remarks from Henry H. Wells Middle School Principal Michelle Gosh and Brewster Board of Education member Roger Gross
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    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 1946
    Age 79
    He was cremated at Golders Green Crematorium on 16 August 1946, with his ashes scattered at sea near Old Harry Rocks.
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  • 1943
    Age 76
    In 1943 Wells wrote an article for the Evening Standard, "What a Zulu Thinks of the English", prompted by receiving a letter from a Zulu soldier, Lance Corporal Aaron Hlope.
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  • 1941
    Age 74
    In his preface to the 1941 edition of The War in the Air, Wells had stated that his epitaph should be: "I told you so.
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  • 1940
    Age 73
    In his later political writing, Wells incorporated into his discussions of the World State a notion of universal human rights that would protect and guarantee the freedom of the individual. His 1940 publication The Rights of Man laid the groundwork for the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
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    In his 1940 book The Rights of Man: Or What Are We Fighting For?
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    In 1940, Wells published a book called The New World Order that outlined his plan as to how a World Government would be set up.
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    On 28 October 1940, on the radio station KTSA in San Antonio, Texas, Wells took part in a radio interview with Orson Welles, who two years previously had performed a famous radio adaptation of The War of the Worlds.
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  • 1939
    Age 72
    In 1939 Wells denounced the ideological takeover of science by fascism and communism:
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  • 1934
    Age 67
    In the course of his visit to the Soviet Union in 1934, he debated the merits of reformist socialism over Marxism-Leninism with Stalin.
    He did give him some praise saying in an article in the left-leaning New Statesman magazine in 1934, "I have never met a man more fair, candid, and honest" and making it clear that he felt the "sinister" image of Stalin was unfair or false.
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    Wells had diabetes, and was a co-founder in 1934 of The Diabetic Association (what is now Diabetes UK, the leading charity for people with diabetes in the UK).
    Wells, as president of PEN International (Poets, Essayists, Novelists), angered the Nazis by overseeing the expulsion of the German PEN club from the international body in 1934 following the German PEN's refusal to admit non-Aryan writers to its membership.
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  • 1933
    Age 66
    By 1933 he had attracted the attention of German officials because of his criticism of the political situation in Germany, and on 10 May 1933, Wells's books were burned by the Nazi youth in Berlin's Opernplatz, and his works were banned from libraries and bookstores.
    Prior to 1933, Wells's books were widely read in Germany and Austria, and most of his science fiction works had been translated shortly after publication.
    In 1933 Wells predicted in The Shape of Things to Come that the world war he feared would begin in January 1940, a prediction which ultimately came true four months early, in September 1939, with the outbreak of World War II.
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  • 1927
    Age 60
    In 1927 a Canadian citizen, Florence Deeks (1864–1959), unsuccessfully sued Wells for infringement of copyright and breach of trust, claiming that much of The Outline of History had been plagiarized from her unpublished manuscript, The Web of the World's Romance, which had spent nearly nine months in the hands of Wells's Canadian publisher, Macmillan Canada.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1919
    Age 52
    Wells also wrote the preface for the first edition of W. N. P. Barbellion's diaries, The Journal of a Disappointed Man, published in 1919.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1909
    Age 42
    In 1909 he had a daughter, Anna-Jane, with the writer Amber Reeves, whose parents, William and Maud Pember Reeves, he had met through the Fabian Society; and in 1914 a son, Anthony West (1914–1987), by the novelist and feminist Rebecca West, 26 years his junior.
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    As an alumnus, he later helped to set up the Royal College of Science Association, of which he became the first president in 1909.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1901
    Age 34
    Poor health took him to Sandgate, near Folkestone, where in 1901 he constructed a large family home: Spade House.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1894
    Age 27
    The couple agreed to separate in 1894 when he fell in love with one of his students, Amy Catherine Robbins (later known as Jane), whom he married in 1895.
  • 1891
    Age 24
    In 1891, Wells married his cousin Isabel Mary Wells.
  • 1889
    Age 22
    In 1889–90 he managed to find a post as a teacher at Henley House School, where he taught A. A. Milne.
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  • 1888
    Age 21
    During 1888 Wells stayed in Stoke-on-Trent, living in Basford, and also at the Leopard Hotel in Burslem.
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  • 1887
    Age 20
    Wells studied in his new school until 1887 with a weekly allowance of 21 shillings (a guinea) thanks to his scholarship.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1886
    Age 19
    The school year 1886–87 was the last year of his studies.
  • 1883
    Age 16
    In 1883 Wells persuaded his parents to release him from the apprenticeship, taking an opportunity offered by Midhurst Grammar School again to become a pupil–teacher; his proficiency in Latin and science during his previous, short stay had been remembered.
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  • 1879
    Age 12
    In October 1879 Wells's mother arranged through a distant relative, Arthur Williams, for him to join the National School at Wookey in Somerset as a pupil–teacher, a senior pupil who acted as a teacher of younger children.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1877
    Age 10
    In 1877, his father, Joseph Wells, fractured his thigh.
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  • 1874
    Age 7
    A defining incident of young Wells's life was an accident in 1874 that left him bedridden with a broken leg.
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  • 1866
    Born
    Herbert George Wells was born at Atlas House, 46 High Street, Bromley, in Kent, on 21 September 1866.
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