H. G. Wells

English writer, 1866-1946

"Herbert George Wells was an English writer. Prolific in many genres, he wrote dozens of novels, short stories, and works of social commentary, history, satire, biography and autobiography. Wells 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. His science fiction imagined time travel, alien invasion, invisibility, and biological engineering. His most notable science fiction works include ""The Time Machine"" (1895), ""The Island of Doctor Moreau"" (1896), ""The Invisible Man"" (1897), ""The War of the Worlds"" (1898) and the military science fiction ""The War in the Air"" (1907)."

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Wells, H[erbert] G[eorge]

English writer (1866-1946). 3 autograph letters signed and 1 autogr. lettercard signed. Little Easton (Essex), and [London]. Small 4to, 8vo, and oblong 8vo. Altogether 4½ pp.
$ 3,659 / 3.500 € (47128/BN31790)

To John Henderson, Secretary of the National Liberal Club, on invitations and publications: "[...] Jacob has transmitted your request for a speech. Frankly I had much rather not speak. If I did that sort of thing at all well I would be very glad to do it, but I am - at this sort of thing - heavy, self-conscious, dull & disinteresting. No one would be the happier for my suffering and it would convert an occasion to which I look forward with the most festive anticipation, into a task and a terror [...]" (20 March 1903).

- About the treatment of the political activist Clarence Henry Norman (1886-1974): "[...] why is Norman leaving the club? Is he being expelled for any reason? Or has he simply resigned his membership? [...]" - "[...] Mr C. H. Norman writes to complain that his membership of the N.L.C. has been 'cancelled' on account of his anti-war letters. I am half-shocked at this. He impresses me as being quite insane upon the war question but quite honest & I fail to see the justification for this expulsion of an esteemed most desirable member [...]" (undated, but c. 1914). - "Dear Mr Henderson, Yes I'm sorry. But do you know I didn't enter the N.L.C. from one year's end to another. I have had to go through my list of annual subscriptions & cut them down. And there it is! [...]" (13 April 1932)..

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Wells, H[erbert] G[eorge]

English writer (1866-1946). Autograph letter signed. Easton Glebe, Dunmow. 8vo. 1¾ pp. 8vo.
$ 1,568 / 1.500 € (72701/BN46703)

To an unnamed addressee: "Dear Sir, Although I am anxious to help the country in this war, I cannot conceive any human being who is likely to be impressed by my inspired utterances upon the National War Bonds [...] A letter from Sir Alfred Mind or Lord Northcliff saying that the bulk of his reserves is in N. W. Bonds will impress all of us [...] | H. G. Wells". - On stationery with printed address. - From the Collection of Diana Herzog.

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