September 04, 2007
4.1 X 6.7 X 0.7 inches | 0.2 pounds
Mass Market Paperbound
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About the Author
Herbert George Wells (1866-1946) left school at thirteen to become a draper's apprentice (a life he detested); he later won a scholarship to the Normal School of Science in London, where he studied with the famous T. H. Huxley. He began to sell articles and short stories regularly in 1893. His immediately successful novel The Time Machine rescued him from poverty. His other ''scientific romances''--The Island of Dr. Moreau (1896), The Invisible Man (1897), The War of the Worlds (1898), and The First Men in the Moon (1901)--have made him the father of science fiction.
"The creations of Mr. Wells . . . belong unreservedly to an age and degree of scientific knowledge far removed from the present, though I will not say entirely beyond the limits of the possible." --Jules Verne