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HG Wells was born in Bromley Kent His father was a shopkeeper and a professional cricketer and his mother served from time to time as a housekeeper at the nearby estate of Uppark His fathers business failed and to elevate the family to middle-class status Wells was apprenticed like his brothers to a draper spending the years between 1880 and 1883 in Windsor and Southsea Later he recorded these years in KIPPS 1905 In the story Arthur Kipps is raised by his aunt and uncle Kipps is also apprenticed to a draper After learning that he has been left a fortune Kipps enters the upper-class society which Wells describes with sharp social criticism In 1883 Wells became a teacherpupil at Midhurst Grammar Scool He obtained a scholarship to the Normal School of Science in London and studied there biology under TH Huxley However his interest faltered and in 1887 he left without a degree He taught in private schools for four years not taking his BS degree until 1890 Next year he settled in London married his cousin Isabel and continued his career as a teacher in a correspondence college From 1893 Wells became a full-time writer After some years Wells left Isabel for one of his brightest students Amy Catherine whom he married in 1895 As a novelist Wells made his debut with The Time Machine a parody of English class division and a satirical warning that human progress is not inevitable The Time Traveller lands in the year 802701 and finds two people the Eloi weak and little who live above ground and the Morlocks carnivorous creatures that live below ground Much of the realism of the story was achieved by carefully studied technical details The basic principles of the machine contained materials regarding time as the fourth dimension - years later Albert Einstein published his theory of the four dimensional continuum of space-time The work was
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