H. G. Wells: Background information when reading The Map of Time

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The Map of Time

A Novel

by Felix J. Palma

The Map of Time
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  • First Published:
    Jun 2011, 624 pages
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    Jun 2012, 640 pages

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H. G. Wells

H. G. Wells H. G. Wells is not only a prominent character in The Map of Time; he's also a famous novelist, sometimes called "The Father of Science Fiction." Born on September 21, 1866 in Bromley, a small town southeast of London, Herbert George Wells grew up quite poor but, after an incident in 1874 in which he broke his leg and was forced to rest in bed, became an avid reader, which, later grew into a passion for writing. He attended a small local private school from the age of seven but, due to his family's financial troubles, he left at the age of 14 to become an apprentice draper (a dealer in fabrics and sewing materials).

Three years later he was fired from the job and shortly thereafter earned a scholarship to the Normal School of Science in London, where he studied biology with T. H. Huxley (Aldus Huxley's grandfather) - a move that was to predict his lifelong interest in and exploration of scientific issues. He was one of the founders of The Science School Journal, a school ...

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