According to the Dictionary of British Book Illustrators, which describes Goble as “a reliable and accomplished illustrator” from whom the “spark of originality was strangely absent” (124), he worked at a printing firm, learning chromolithography and commercial design. He later joined the staffs of The Pall Mall Gazette and The Westminster Review. Goble travelled extensively in Europe and Asia and knew Chinese and Japanese art. — George P. Landow

Biographical Material


Illustration for H. G. Wells’s War of the Worlds


Peppin, Brigid, and Lucy Micklethwait. Dictionary of British Book Illustrators: The Twentieth Century. London: John Murray, 1983.

Wells, H. G. The War of the Worlds, serialized in Pearson’s Magazine. London: Pearson, 1897.

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