H G Wells, a Hat Thief! (Post No.5325)

Written  by London swaminathan

Date: 15 August 2018

 

Time uploaded in London –15-21 (British Summer Time)

 

Post No. 5325

 

 

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H G Wells has such a big head that he has trouble getting hats to fit. Once when he found one that balanced nicely on his head he just walked off with it, and blandly penned a note to its owner, E S Peck of Cambridge, Massachusetts,USA.
I stole your hat, wrote the author,
I like your hat; I shall keep your hat. Whenever I look inside it I shall think of you and of your excellent sherry and of the town of Cambridge. I take off your hat to you.

 

H G WELLS PROFILE

BORN SEP.21, 1866

DIED AUG.13, 1946

AGE AT DEATH – 79

PUBLICATIONS

1895 THE TIME MACHINE

1896 THE ISLAND OF DR MOREAU

1897 THE INVISIBLE MAN

1898 THE WAR OF THE WORLDS

1899 WHEN THE SLEEPER AWAKES

1901 THE FIRST MEN IN THE MOON

1908 THE WAR IN THE AIR

1920 THE OUTLINE OF HISTORY

1933 THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME

1939 THEHOLY TERROR

 

The English writer H G Wells is often regarded as the father of modern science fiction.

Herbert George Wells was born in Bromley, in the south of England. His family was not wealthy, and he only escaped a career as a shop assistant by winning a scholarship to a science school in London. In college, his tutor was Thomas Huxley, a famous scientist who taught him about Darwin’s Theory of Evolution, which states animals evolve in response to changes in their environment. Wells was fascinated by what this idea might mean for the future of humanity wand explored it in many novels.

 

Wells worked as a book keeper, tutor and journalist until he was 29, when he became a full time writer. In his career, he wrote over 80 stories and novels. Some of these were science fiction; some were novels about political and social ideas. Wells also wrote a popular history book, The Outline of History.

 

The Time Machine, Well’s first novel, is one of his best-known works. It is about a time traveller who journeys to future and witness the dying moments of the planet earth. Wells describes how, in future, human beings, have evolved into two species, the useless Eloi and the practical Morlocks. In another famous novel, The War of the Worlds, Wells describes how Martitians invade the Earth and are only defeated by common human germs.

Wells had great faith in the potential of science and technology to solve the problems of the human race. However, as he grew older, he began to feel that human beings are too cruel and selfish to use technology for good rather than for evil.

 

–subham–

 

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