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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Time Machine (1895)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wonderful Visit (1895)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Island of Dr. Moreau (1896)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wheels of Chance (1896)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Invisible Man (1897)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The War of the Worlds (1898)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
When the Sleeper Wakes / The Sleeper Awakes (1899)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love and Mr. Lewisham (1899)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The First Men in the Moon (1901)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sea Lady (1902)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Food of the Gods and How It Came to Earth (1904)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kipps (1905)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Modern Utopia (1905)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In the Days of the Comet (1906)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The War in the Air (1908)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tono-Bungay (With: Andrea Barrett) (1909)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ann Veronica (1909)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The History of Mr Polly (1910)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sleeper Awakes (1911)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The New Machiavelli (1911)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Marriage (1912)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Passionate Friends (1913)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The World Set Free (1914)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wife of Sir Isaac Harman (1914)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bealby: A Holiday (1915)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Research Magnificent (1915)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Boon, the Mind of the Race (As: Reginald Bliss) (1915)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Boon (1915)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mr. Britling Sees It Through (1916)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Soul of a Bishop (1917)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Joan and Peter: A Story of an Education (1918)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Undying Fire (1919)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret Places of the Heart (1922)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Men Like Gods (1923)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dream (1924)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Christina Alberta's Father (1925)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The World of William Clissold (1926)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Meanwhile the Picture of a Lady (1927)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mr. Blettsworthy on Rampole Island (1928)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The King Who Was a King (1929)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Autocracy of Mr. Parham (1930)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bulpington of Blup (1930)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Shape of Things to Come (1933)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Croquet Player (1936)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Star Begotten (1937)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Camford Visitation (1937)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Brynhild (1937)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Brothers (1938)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Apropos of Dolores (1938)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Holy Terror (1939)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
All Aboard for Ararat (1940)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Babes in the Darkling Wood (1940)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
You Can't Be Too Careful (1941)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wealth of Mr. Waddy (1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Chronic Argonauts / The Chronic Argonaughts (1888)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Triumphs of a Taxidermist (1894)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Treasure in the Forest (1894)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Flowering of the Strange Orchid (1894)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Remarkable Case of Davidson's Eyes / The Story of Davidson's Eyes (1895)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Plattner Story (1896)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Star (1897)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sea-Raiders (1897)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Crystal Egg (1897)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Story Of The Days To Come (1897)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mr. Ledbetter's Vacation (1898)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Dream of Armageddon (1901)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Story of the Inexperienced Ghost (1902)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Valley of Spiders (1903)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Magic Shop (1903)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mr. Skelmersdale in Fairyland (1903)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Door in the Wall (1906)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Desert Daisy (1957)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ugh-Lomi and the Cave Bear (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The New Accelerator (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Under the Knife (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Vision of Judgment (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Aepyornis Island (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Obliterated Man (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Select Conversations with an Uncle (Now Extinct) and Two Other Reminiscences (1895)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Stolen Bacillus and Other Incidents (1896)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Crystal Egg and Other Tales (1897)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Thirty Strange Stories (1897)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Plattner Story and Others (1897)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tales of Space and Time (1899)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Twelve Stories and a Dream (1906)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Country of the Blind and Other Selected Stories (1909)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tales of Wonder (1910)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Complete Short Stories (1927)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Moth and Other Stories (1962)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Early Writings in Science and Science Fiction (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Empire of the Ants and Other Stories (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Man With a Nose (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In the Days of the Comet & Seventeen Short Stories (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Red Room and Other Stories (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Grisly Folk, and the Wild Asses of the Devil (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Collected Short Stories (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tales of the Weird and Supernatural (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of H.G. Wells (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Argonauts of the Air & 15 Short Stories (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Door in the Wall? And Other Stories (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Screenplays Books

The Man Who Could Work Miracles (1898)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Certain Personal Matters (1897)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anticipations (1901)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Discovery of the Future (1902)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mankind in the Making (1903)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Future in America (1906)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
This Misery of Boots (1907)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
First and Last Things (1908)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
New Worlds for Old (1908)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Floor Games (1911)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Little Wars (1913)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An Englishman Looks at the World (1914)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
What is Coming? (1916)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Elements of Reconstruction (1916)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
God the Invisible King (1917)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
War and the Future / Italy, France and Britain at War (1917)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In The Fourth Year (1918)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Outline of History (1919)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Russia in the Shadows (1920)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Salvaging of Civiization (1921)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Short History of the World (1922)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Washington and the Riddle of Peace / Washington and the Hope of Peace (1922)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Modern Utopia and Other Discussions (1925)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Open Conspiracy: What Are We To Do With Our Lives? (1928)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Science of Life (With: G.P. Wells,Julian Huxley) (1929)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Open Conspiracy and Other Writings (1933)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Experiment in Autobiography (1934)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
H.G. Wells in Love (1934)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
World Brain (1938)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fate of Homo Sapiens / The Fate of Man (1939)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The New World Order (1939)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Conquest of Time (1942)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crux Ansata (1943)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mind at the End of Its Tether (1945)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Frank Swinnerton (With: Arnold Bennett,Grant M. Overton) (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Interviews and Recollections (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Experiment in Autobiography, Vol. 2 (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Volume of Journalism (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Conquest of Time and The Happy Turning (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Little Wars and Floor Games (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of H.G. Wells Audiobooks Books

The Martian Invasion of Earth (1898)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Martian Invasion of Earth is an full-cast adaptation of The War of the Worlds.

Publication Order of Correspondence Of H.G. Wells Books

The Correspondence of H.G. Wells (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Correspondence of H G Wells, Vol. 2 (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Correspondence of H G Wells, Vol. 4 (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Correspondence of H G Wells, Vol. 3 (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Great Short Stories of Detection, Mystery and Horror(1931)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Pocket Book of Mystery Stories(1941)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
World's Great Mystery Stories(1943)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Bar The Doors(1946)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
50 Great Short Stories(1952)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sixth Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories(1970)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame: Volume II A(1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow...(1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rivals of Sherlock Holmes(1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Over the Rainbow(1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Penguin Book of Ghost Stories(1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Adventure Stories for Boys and Girls(1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
War Stories(1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Science Fiction Stories(1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tales of the Occult(1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Oxford Book of Modern Fairy Tales(1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Crime Stories Ever Told(2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Campfire Collection: Ghosts, Beasts, and Things That Go Bump in the Night(2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The War of the Worlds: Fresh Perspectives(2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tainted: Tales of Terror and the Supernatural(2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Great Classic Science Fiction(2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction(2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Time Traveler's Almanac(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Contact: Stories of the New World(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Amazing Stories, February 1929(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Classic Martian Stories(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lost Mars(2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Occult Fiction Collection(2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
30 Eternal Masterpieces of Humorous Stories(2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
30 Occult & Supernatural Masterpieces You Have to Read Before You Die(2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Classic Tales of Horror(2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

H.G. Wells was one of the prolific authors from The United Kingdom, who used to write his books based on a variety of genres, including politics, history, social realism, science fiction, etc. At present, he is best remembered for the science fiction books written by him and is regarded as the father of science fiction. Two other authors are included in this club along with him and they are Hugo Gernsback and Jules Verne. Author Wells has written numerous notable works of science fiction over the course of his writing career. In his lifetime, he was nominated for a Nobel Prize in Literature for a total of 4 times. Earlier, author Wells took a specialized training in biology and his thinking on the ethical matters happened in a fundamental and specifically Darwinian context. Right from his early days, he was an outspoken socialist. The later works of author Wells became increasingly didactic and political, due to which he used to write very less science fiction. Many a times, he used to indicate on his official documents that he was a journalist by profession. Some of the initial novels that author Wells wrote described the lower middle class life and made everyone believe that he was Charles Dickens’s worthy successor. However, he did not stop only at this. He went on to try different social strata and on one occasion even attempted English society’s diagnosis as a whole. Author Wells was a diabetic himself and co-founded The Diabetic Association in the year 1934, which is known as Diabetes UK in today’s world. Author Wells was born as Herbert George Wells in Brombley, Kent, The United Kingdom. His birth took place on September 21, 1866. Wells was the youngest of the 4 children of Sarah Neal and Joseph Wells and was called as Bertie by his family members. The family of Wells had inherited and acquired a shop in which they used to sell sporting and china goods. However, it did not prosper and hardly generated any income. Wells’s father used to support the family’s income by playing professional cricket for the county team of Kent. But, that too didn’t use to serve well for the family.

When Wells was a young boy, he was involved in an accident due to which he became bedridden in 1874 with a fractured leg. As a means to pass his time, he adopted the habit of reading books that he used to get from a local library. Soon, author Wells became devoted to the worlds showed to him in the books. The interesting stories also stimulated his urge to try his hand at writing. That year, he joined the Commercial Academy, which was a private school having a curriculum focussed on developing the writing skills of the students. Due to the erratic teaching method of the school, author Wells benefitted a lot. Wells continued to study there until 1880. His father got injured in 1877 which ended his cricketing career. And as there was no other major source of income, the family decided to place Wells and his brothers as apprentices in different occupations. Subsequently, Wells was made to work as a draper at the Hyde’s Draper Emporium. There, he used to work for 13 hours every day and sleep along with the other apprentices in a dormitory. The experience that Wells gained at the time of this job late inspired the plots his books Kipps and The Wheels of Chance. These books portray a draper apprentice’s life as well as provide a critique of the wealth distribution of the society. In 1891, he married his cousin named Isabel Mary. Later, when he started loving one of the students named Amy Catherine Robbins, they decided to separate in the year 1894. Catherine and Wells got entered into marriage in 1895. Due to his increasing poor health, he moved to Sandgate, where he constructed his large house called Spade House in 1901. Wells continued to have affairs with many other women in his life, all with the consent of his wife. Some his affairs with fellow woman authors. Apart from writing books, author Wells was also a prolific artist. He liked to express his feelings and thoughts through his sketches and drawings. He used to often use the sketches on the title pages and endpapers of his diaries. The paintings covered a variety of topics from political commentaries to literary contemporaries as well as his romantic interests.

One of the best known books written by H.G. Wells is titled as ‘The Food of the Gods’. It was first published in the year 1904. Author Wells has introduced the main character in this book as Albert Caddles. The central theme of the plot deals with the description of the things that happen when science tends to tamper with nature. In the form of a riveting and cautionary tale, Wells has shown the disastrous results revealing the chilling science fiction story. At the beginning, a couple of scientists are shown attempting to create a new food growth agent which could have beneficial uses to the mankind. In their attempt, they discover that the spread of the material cannot be controlled. As a result, several giant rats, insects, and chickens begin to run around. The children who are given the newly food stuffs also show incredible growth as well as serious illness. As the years pass, people who consumed the treated food stuffs find that they are not able to fit themselves in the hypocritical and ignorant society. They get shut away from the traditional society for having unusual mental powers. Consequently, hatred and ignorance get increased because a distinction line gets drawn between the giants and ordinary people across the families and communities. Another riveting tale of science fiction written by Wells is in the form of the book titled ‘The War of the Worlds’. It was initially released in 1897 and then again in 2002 by the Modern Library publishers. Author Wells has described the attack on England by the Martians. The creatures from Mars arrive in big cylinders. The first cylinder arrives near Woking. Out of curiosity, a large group of people gather to witness the unearthly machine. But, the Martians come out and kill numerous humans through their Heat Ray. Further, the creatures go on to cause a lot of destruction of life and property. As the humans look totally powerless against the Martians, it seems that the world would come to an end. But, the unearthly creatures don’t reckon one factor which brings about their end on Earth and forces them to fly back to their world.

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2 Responses to “H.G. Wells”

  1. ImACarrot: 5 years ago

    You forgot ..

    Anticipations of the Reaction of Mechanical and Scientific Progress upon Human Life and Thought.(1901)

    Gee I wonder why

    • Steve: 2 years ago

      Anticipations is in the non fiction list


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