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H. G. Wells Essay

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H.G. Wells was born September 21, 1866 in Bromley, England as Herbert George Wells. His parents were Sarah and Joseph Wells. Joseph, his father owned a hardware store. Herbert also had two brothers and one sister: Frank, Fred, and Fanny Wells.
His parents worried about Herbert’s poor health often. They thought he would die young, like his older sister. At seven years old, Herbert had an accident. They had to watch him more carefully. During this time, he read books. Sadly, his father’s shop failed. His family was in a financial struggle. The boys were apprenticed to a draper [a person who sells clothes and dried goods], and his mother became a housekeeper.
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In 1901 Wells published a non-fiction book which was called Anticipations. He explored issues of the social class in that time in some of his stories, like Kipps. Over the years, he wrote lots of comedies, such as 1916’s Mr. Britling Sees It Through.
Books to Movies
Wells published The Outline of History In 1920. It probably was his best-selling book during his time as an author. This began with the prehistory and followed the world’s events until World War I. Around this time, Wells tried to advance his ideas in the real world. He ran for Parliament as a Labour Party candidate in 1922 and 1923, but they both failed. In the 1930’s he started to make his books into movies.
He traveled to Hollywood and he adapted his 1933 novel The Shape of Things to Come and turned it in to Things to Come on the big screen. Close to the same time he turned one of his short stories, “The Man Who Could Work Miracles,” into a film also. Wells became an international, famous author. He went to Russia in 1920 and met with Vladimir Lenin and Leon Trotsky. He also had an opportunity to meet and talk to Josef Stalin and President of the United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt.
After that he went on speaking tours. After London in 1940, Wells came to the United States He said something about, “Two Hemispheres-One World.”
In 1891 Wells married his cousin, Isabel Mary Wells, but it didn’t...

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