H. G. Wells
#19 Overall Influence

H. G. Wells

English writer


Why is this person notable and influential?

Herbert George Wells was an English writer. Prolific in many genres, he wrote dozens of novels, short stories, and works of social commentary, history, satire, biography and autobiography. His work also included two books on recreational war games. Wells is now best remembered for his science fiction novels and is often called the “father of science fiction”, along with Jules Verne and the publisher Hugo Gernsback.

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  • Study Guide: The Invisible Man and Other Works by HG Wells

    Titles in this study guide include The Invisible Man, The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds, and Tono-Bungay. As a chief literary spokesman of the liberal optimism that preceded World War I, Wells took the ideas and fears that haunted the minds of this age and gave them symbolic expression as brilliantly devised fantasy.


What schools is this person affiliated with?
University of London
University of London

Federal research university in London, England

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Royal College of Science

Former higher education institution located in South Kensington

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Notable Works

What contributions to academia has this person made?
  • The Wife of Sir Isaac Harman
  • Ann Veronica
  • Il risveglio del dormiente e altre avventure di fantascienza
  • Joan and Peter
  • Tono-Bungay
  • Mr. Blettsworthy on Rampole Island
  • The Time Machine
  • The World Set Free
  • The Future in America: A Search After Realities
  • The World of William Clissold
  • The Open Conspiracy
  • Select Conversations with an Uncle
  • The Dream
  • Bealby
  • Mankind in the Making
  • In the Days of the Comet
  • The Research Magnificent
  • The Science of Life
  • The Work, Wealth and Happiness of Mankind
  • The Wheels of Chance
  • The Discovery of the Future
  • Certain Personal Matters
  • Experiment in Autobiography
  • The Secret Places of the Heart
  • The Soul of a Bishop
  • The Country of the Blind
  • Mr. Belloc Objects to "The Outline of History"
  • Little Wars
  • Washington and the Riddle of Peace
  • The Holy Terror
  • The New America: The New World
  • La Russie telle que je viens de la voir
  • An Englishman Looks at the World
  • Mind at the End of Its Tether
  • The First Men in the Moon
  • The Food of the Gods and How It Came to Earth
  • Brynhild
  • In the Fourth Year
  • New Worlds for Old
  • The Red Room
  • La guerra nell'aria e altre avventure di fantascienza
  • The War of the Worlds
  • Zoological Retrogression
  • The Bulpington of Blup
  • The War in the Air
  • The Passionate Friends: A Novel
  • The Croquet Player
  • Storie di fantasia e di fantascienza
  • The Door in the Wall
  • The Sleeper Awakes
  • The Fallacy of the Common Noun
  • The Sea Lady
  • A Deal in Ostriches
  • Christina Alberta's Father
  • War and the Future
  • A Modern Utopia
  • The History of Mr Polly
  • The Shape of Things to Come
  • The Beautiful Suit
  • Floor Games
  • Men Like Gods
  • The Invisible Man
  • The Autocracy of Mr. Parham
  • Text-Book of Biology
  • Avventure di fantascienza
  • Meanwhile
  • A Year of Prophesying
  • The Island of Doctor Moreau
  • Mr. Britling Sees It Through
  • A Short History of the World
  • The New World Order
  • God the Invisible King
  • Stories
  • The Plattner Story and Others
  • Love and Mr Lewisham
  • Star-Begotten
  • The Story of a Great Schoolmaster
  • First and Last Things
  • Kipps
  • The Way the World is Going
  • The Undying Fire
  • Russia in the Shadows
  • Tales of Space and Time
  • World Brain
  • The Pearl of Love
  • This Misery of Boots
  • The Outline of History
  • The Universe Rigid
  • The Wonderful Visit
  • Anticipations
  • Travels of a Republican Radical in Search of Hot Water
  • Crux Ansata
  • Boon
  • The Country of the Blind and Other Stories
  • Marriage
  • The New Machiavelli

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