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HG Wells writings were influenced by things such as Darwinism the first World Warand involved extensive predictions futuristic inventions and humor Herbert George Wells was born in Bromely Kent England in 1866 His fatherwas a shopkeeper and his mother was a house keeper While Wells attended MorleysSchool in Bromely most of his education came from reading In 1874 Wells startedreading lots of books while he was laid up in bed with a broken leg From 1880 to 1883Wells was a drapers apprentice in Windsor After a year as a teacher in a private schoolWells won a scholarship to the Normal School of Science in South Kensington Wellsdid well his first year then faltered during his second year and left without a degree in1877 Wells did not get his BS degree until 1890 In 1891 Wells started teaching in a correspondence college and got married tohis cousin Isabel In 1895 he began his successful literary career with The TimeMachine During this time he gave up teaching and left Isabel for one of his studentsAmy Catherine Robbins This caused him to write scientific romances such as TheIsland of Dr Moreau The Invisible Man The War of the Worlds and others Wells dissliked the limitations of this type or writing so he started writing novelssuch as Love and Mr Lewisham Kipps Tongo Bungay and others These novels arefull of a spirit of hostility to the victorian social order Desiring to make explicit hiscriticisms of the past and hishopes for the future Wells started his career as a prophetwith Anticipations Mankind in the Making A Modern Utopia In 1911 Wells wrote his last novel of literary importance was The NewMachiavelli which was inspired by his meeting with George Bernard Shaw and theFabian society In 1912 Wells began a 10 year relationship with the writer RebeccaHenry James had sought to make Wells a disciplined artist in fiction but Wellsseverely criticized him in his book Boon During World War I
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