Wells was extraordinarily prolific, and the body of biographical and critical work on him is also very extensive. This is just an indication of what is available. As for Wells's own writings, the focus is on the works published in the Victorian period. Where found, Project Gutenberg and Internet Archive editions have been used for these. But, where available, Penguin Classics editions have useful introductions and notes, and would be preferable. [Illustrations taken from the Internet Archive edition of The First Men in the Moon listed below, frontispiece and facing p. 54. You may use these images without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the source and (2) link your document to this URL or cite the Victorian Web in a print one. Click on pictures to enlarge them.] — Jacqueline Banerjee

Well's Own Writings (mainly from the Victorian period)

Wells, H. G. Ann Veronica. 1909. London: Penguin Classics, 2005.

_____. Experiment in Autobiography: Discoveries and Conclusions of a Very Ordinary Brain (since 1866). 1934. London: Faber, 1984. Project Gutenberg.

_____. The First Men in the Moon. 1901. London: George Newnes, 1901. Internet Archive. Contributed by University of California Libraries.

_____. The History of Mr Polly. 1910. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, copyright given as 1909. Internet Archive. Contributed by University of California Libraries.

_____. The Invisible Man: A Grotesque Romance. 1897. New York: Harper & Bros., 1897. Internet Archive. Contributor unknown.

_____. The Island of Doctor Moreau: A Possibility. 1896. New York: Stone & Kimball, 1896. Internet Archive. Contributed by Scarborough — University of Toronto.

_____. Kipps: The Story of a Simple Soul. 1905. New York: Scribner's, 1906. Internet Archive. Contributed by Robarts Library, University of Toronto.

_____. Love and Mr Lewisham. 1900. London: Macmillan, 1906. Internet Archive. Contributed by Robarts Library, University of Toronto.

_____. The Sleeper Wakes: A Story of Years to Come. 1899. New York & London: Harper & Bros., 1899. Internet Archive. Contributed by Duke University Libraries.

_____. The Stolen Bacillus and Other Incidents. 1895. London: Macmillan, 1904. Internet Archive. Contributed by Robarts Library, University of Toronto.

_____. The Time Machine: An Invention. 1895. New York: Holt, 1895. Internet Archive. Contributed by Duke University Libraries.

_____. Tono-Bungay. 1909. London: Penguin Classics, 2005.

_____. The War of the Worlds. 1898. London: Heinemann, 1898. Internet Archive. Contributed by Robarts Library, University of Toronto.

_____. The Wonderful Visit. 1895. New York: Dutton, c.1895. Internet Archive. University of California Libraries

_____. The Wheels of Chance: A Bicycling Idyll. 1896. New York: Macmillan, 1913. Internet Archive. Contributed by Kelly — University of Toronto.

Biographies and Critical Discussions

Allen, Walter The English Novel: A Short Critical History. London: Dutton, 1954.

Batchelor, John. H. G. Wells. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1985.

Beresford, J. D. H. G. Wells. London: Nisbet & Co., 1915. Internet Archive. Contributed by Robarts Library, University of Toronto.

Bergonzi, Bernard. The Early H. G. Wells. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1961.

Draper, Michael. H. G. Wells (Macmillan Modern Novelists series). London: Macmillan, 1987.

Foot, Michael. H. G. The History of Mr Wells. London and New York: Doubleday, 1995.

Ford, Ford Madox. Portraits from Life. Chicago,: Gateway, 1937.

Gunn, James. "The Man Who Invented Tomorrow." Gunn Centre, University of Kansas. Web. 12 January 2016.

Hammond, J. R. An H. G. Wells Companion. London: Macmillan, 1979.

_____., ed. H. G. Wells: Interviews and Recollections. London: Macmillan, 1980.

_____. A Preface to H. G. Wells. London: Routledge, 2004.

Hopkins, Robert Thurston. H. G. Wells: Personality, Character, Topography. New York: Dutton, n.d. Internet Archive. Contributed by Robarts Library, University of Toronto.

Lawrence, D. H. The Letters of D. H. Lawrence. Vol. 1: 1901-13. Ed. James T. Bolton. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1979.

Kemp, Peter. H. G. Wells and the Culminating Ape. London: Macmillan, 1982.

Mackenzie, Norman & Jeanne. The Time Traveller: The Life of H. G. Wells. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1973.

Murray, Brian. H. G. Wells. New York: Continuum, 1990.

Parrinder, Patrick. Introduction. H. G. Wells: The Critical Heritage. Ed. Parrinder. Paperback ed. London: Routledge, 2013: 1-31.

_____. Shadows of the Future: H. G. Wells, Science Fiction and Prophecy. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 1995.

Partingdon, John S. Building Cosmopolis. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2003.

Richardson, Dorothy M. Pilgrimage, II: The Tunnel: Interim. London: Dent, 1967.

Sherborne, Michael. H. G. Wells: Another Kind of Life. London: Peter Owen, 2010.

Smith, David C. Desperately Mortal. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1986.

Wagar, W. Warren. H. G. Wells: Traversing Time. Middletown, Connecticut: Wesleyan University Press, 2004.

West, Anthony. H. G. Wells: Aspects of a Life. London: Hutchinson, 1984.


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