A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for selected works by H. G. Wells, whose science fiction pioneered society’s ideas of the future. Titles in this study guide include The Time Machine, The Invisible Man, 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. Moreover, Wells has been called “the father of science fiction,” seen through his imaginative visions and prophecies that broke Victorian thought and propriety conventions.
Herbert George Wells (21 September 1866 – 13 August 1946) was an English writer. He was prolific in many genres, writing dozens of novels, short stories, and works of social commentary, history, satire, biography, and autobiography, and even including two books on recreational war games. He 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.