"If you fell down yesterday, stand up today."
-H. G. Wells
Wells was born in England. Herbert George Wells or H.G. Wells was a historian and novelist. He was also one of the most renowned writers of science fiction. Wells was a gifted child and learned to read at the age of five. At the age of seven, he was paralyzed by an accident. During his recuperation, he read Wood’s Natural History, The Bible, and The Pilgrim’s Progress.
The War of the Worlds, is perhaps his most-known novel of his time. This novel was made famous by Orson Welles’s radio adaptation presented in 1938. The Time Machine, The Wheels of Chance, The Invisible Man, The War of the Worlds, are all fiction books H. G. Wells wrote. Wells was also a prophet of the sexual revolution. He believed in free love and practised it tirelessly. He was married twice to women he loved, but neither of whom satisfied him sexually, and had several long-term relationships, as well as affairs.
Young Wells received a spotty education, interrupted by several illnesses and family difficulties. Wells earned a government scholarship in 1884, to study biology under Thomas Henry Huxley at the Normal School of Science. Wells earned his bachelor of science and doctor of science degrees at the University of London.
Wells still desired success outside of the Science Fiction genre. In 1905, Wells’s achieved that success with a realistic fiction from the publication of Kipps.