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
Illustration for H. G. Wells’s War of the Worlds
- The dull radiation arrested him
- Each man turned to fire
- Wiped out!
- They wrecked the railways
- In another moment he was cut down
- The most unearthly creatures
- They gibber and grow fiercer
- They were all stalking seaward
- Two Martians slowly waded
- Suddenly he vanished
- The handling machine
- It was like a black worm
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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