H. G. Wells bibliography

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H. G. Wells (1866–1946)

H. G. Wells was a prolific writer of both fiction and non-fiction. His writing career spanned more than sixty years, and his early science fiction novels earned him the title (along with Jules Verne and Hugo Gernsback) of "The Father of Science Fiction".[1]

Novels[edit]

Non-fiction[edit]

Cover of Little Wars (1913).

Stories[edit]

Note: The stories are listed in alphabetical order of title within each year, and not in order of their publication during the year.

  • "A Tale of the Twentieth Century" (1887)
  • "A Talk with Gryllotalpa" (1887) – published under the pseudonym Septimus Browne
  • "A Vision of the Past" (1887)
  • "The Chronic Argonauts" (1888)
  • "The Devotee of Art" (1888)
  • "The Flying Man" (aka "The Advent of the Flying Man") (1893)
  • "Æpyornis Island" (1894)
  • "A Deal in Ostriches" (1894)
  • "The Diamond Maker" (1894)
  • "The Flowering of the Strange Orchid" (aka "The Strange Orchid") (1894)
  • "The Hammerpond Park Burglary" (1894)
  • "The Lord of the Dynamos" (1894)
  • "How Gabriel Became Thompson" (1894)
  • "In the Avu Observatory" (1894)
  • "In the Modern Vein: An Unsympathetic Love Story" (aka "A Bardlet's Romance") (1894)
  • "The Jilting of Jane" (1894)
  • "The Man With a Nose" (1894)
  • "A Misunderstood Artist" (1894)
  • "Mr. Ledbetter's Vacation" (1894) (aka "Mr. Leadbetter's Vacation")
  • "The Stolen Bacillus" (1894)
  • "The Thing in No. 7" (1894)
  • "Through a Window" (aka "At a Window") (1894)
  • "The Thumbmark" (1894)
  • "The Treasure in the Forest" (1894)
  • "The Triumphs of a Taxidermist" (1894)
  • "A Family Elopement" (1894)
  • "The Argonauts of the Air" (1895)
  • "A Catastrophe" (1895)
  • "The Cone" (1895)
  • "How Pingwill Was Routed" (1895)
  • "Le Mari Terrible" (1895)
  • "The Moth" (aka "A Moth – Genus Novo") (1895)
  • "Our Little Neighbour" (1895)
  • "Pollock and the Porroh Man" (1895)
  • "The Reconciliation" (aka "The Bulla") (1895)
  • "The Remarkable Case of Davidson's Eyes" (aka "The Story of Davidson's Eyes") (1895)
  • "The Sad Story of a Dramatic Critic" (aka "The Obliterated Man") (1895)
  • "The Temptation of Harringay" (1895)
  • "Wayde's Essence" (1895)
  • "The Apple" (1896)
  • "In the Abyss" (1896)
  • "The Plattner Story" (1896)
  • "The Purple Pileus" (1896)
  • "The Rajah's Treasure" (1896)
  • "The Red Room" (1896) (aka "The Ghost of Fear")
  • "The Sea Raiders" (1896)
  • "A Slip Under the Microscope" (1896)
  • "The Story of the Late Mr. Elvesham" (1896)
  • "Under the Knife" (aka "Slip Under the Knife") (1896)
  • "The Crystal Egg" (1897)
  • "The Lost Inheritance" (1897)
  • "Mr Marshall's Doppelganger" (1897)
  • "A Perfect Gentleman on Wheels" (1897)
  • "The Presence by the Fire" (1897)
  • "The Star" (1897)
  • "A Story of the Days to Come" (1897)
  • "A Story of the Stone Age" (a.k.a. "Stories of the Stone Age") (1897)
  • "Jimmy Goggles the God" (1898)
  • "The Man Who Could Work Miracles" (1898)
  • "Miss Winchelsea's Heart" (1898)
  • "The Stolen Body" (1898)
  • "Walcote" (1898)
  • "Mr. Brisher's Treasure" (1899)
  • "A Vision of Judgment" (1899)
  • "A Dream of Armageddon" (1901)
  • "Filmer" (1901)
  • "Mr. Skelmersdale in Fairyland" (1901)
  • "The New Accelerator" (1901)
  • "The Inexperienced Ghost" (aka "The Story of the Inexperienced Ghost") (1902)
  • "The Loyalty of Esau Common" (1902)
  • "The Land Ironclads" (1903)
  • "The Magic Shop" (1903)
  • "The Truth About Pyecraft" (1903)
  • "The Valley of Spiders" (1903)
  • "The Country of the Blind" (1904)
  • "The Empire of the Ants" (1905)
  • "The Door in the Wall" (1906)
  • "The Beautiful Suit" (a.k.a. "A Moonlight Fable") (1909)
  • "Little Mother Up the Morderberg" (1910)
  • "My First Aeroplane" (1910)
  • "The Story of the Last Trump" (1915)
  • "The Wild Asses of the Devil" (1915)
  • "Peter Learns Arithmetic" (1918)
  • "The Grisly Folk" (1921)
  • "The Pearl of Love" (1924)
  • "The Queer Story of Brownlow's Newspaper" (1932)
  • "Answer to Prayer" (1937)
  • "The Country of the Blind (revised)" (1939)

Story collections[edit]

First edition cover of The Country of the Blind and Other Stories (1911)
  • Select Conversations with an Uncle (Now Extinct) and Two Other Reminscences (1895)
  • The Stolen Bacillus and Other Incidents (1895)[2]
  • The Red Room (1896)
  • Thirty Strange Stories (1897)[3]
  • The Plattner Story and Others (1897)[4]
  • Tales of Space and Time (1899)[5]
  • A Cure For Love (1899)
  • Twelve Stories and a Dream (1903)*[6]
  • The Country of the Blind and Other Stories (1911)
  • The Door in the Wall and Other Stories (1911)
  • The Star (1913)
  • Boon, The Mind of the Race, The Wild Asses of the Devil, and The Last Trump (1915) – first edition published under the pseudonym Reginald Bliss
  • Tales of the Unexpected (1922)
  • Tales of Wonder (1923)
  • Tales of Life and Adventure (1923)
  • The Empire of the Ants and Other Stories (1925)
  • The Short Stories of H. G. Wells (1927)
  • Selected Short Stories (1927)
  • The Adventures of Tommy (1929)
  • The Valley of Spiders (1930)
  • The Stolen Body and Other Tales of the Unexpected (1931)
  • The Famous Short Stories of H. G. Wells (aka The Favorite Short Stories of H. G. Wells) (1937)
  • Short Stories by H. G. Wells (1940)
  • The Inexperienced Ghost (1943)
  • The Land Ironclads (1943)
  • The New Accelerator (1943)
  • The Truth About Pyecraft and Other Short Stories (1943)
  • Twenty-Eight Science Fiction Stories (1952)
  • Seven Stories (1953)
  • Three Prophetic Science Fiction Novels of H. G. Wells (1960)
  • The Cone (1965)
  • Best Science Fiction Stories of H. G. Wells (1966)
  • The Complete Short Stories of H. G. Wells (1966)
  • H.G. Wells: Early Writings in Science and Science Fiction (1975)
  • The Man with the Nose and Other Uncollected Stories of H. G. Wells (1984)
  • The Red Room and Other Stories (1998)
  • Selected Stories of H. G. Wells (2004)

Film stories[edit]

Published versions of film scripts and scenarios written by Wells

  • The King Who Was a King: The Book of a Film (1929 – scenario for a film which was never made)
  • Things to Come (1935 – adaptation of The Shape of Things to Come and The Work, Wealth and Happiness of Mankind)
  • The Man Who Could Work Miracles (1936)
  • The New Faust (in Nash's Pall Magazine, December 1936 – adaptation of "The Story of the Late Mr Elvesham")

Articles[edit]

  • "Zoological Retrogression" (1891)
  • "The Rediscovery of the Unique" (1891)
  • "Ancient Experiments in Co-Operation" (1892)
  • "On Extinction" (1893)
  • "The Man of the Year Million" (1893)
  • "The Sun God and the Holy Stars" (1894)
  • "Province of Pain" (1894)
  • "Life in the Abyss" (1894)
  • "Another Basis for Life" (1894)
  • "The Rate of Change in Species" (1894)
  • "The Biological Problem of To-day" (1894)
  • "The 'Cyclic' Delusion" (1894)
  • "Flat Earth Again" (1894)
  • "Bio-Optimism" (1895)
  • "Bye-Products in Evolution" (1895)
  • "Death" (1895)
  • "The Duration of Life" (1895)
  • "The Visibility of Change in the Moon" (1895)
  • "The Limits of Individual Plasticity" (1895)
  • "Human Evolution, an Artificial Process" (1896)
  • "Intelligence on Mars" (1896)
  • "Concerning Skeletons" (1896)
  • "The Possible Individuality of Atoms" (1896)
  • "Morals and Civilisation" (1897)
  • "On Comparative Theology" (1898)
  • "The Discovery of the Future" (1902)
  • "The English House of the Future" (1903; several other authors)
  • "Skepticism of the Instrument" (1903)
  • "The Things that Live on Mars" (illustrated by William Robinson Leigh) (1908)
  • "The Grisly Folk" (1921)
  • "Mr. Wells and Mr. Vowles" (1926)[7]
  • "The Red Dust a Fact!" (1927)
  • "Democracy Under Revision" (1927)
  • "Wells Speaks Some Plain Words to us," New York Times, October 16, 1927
  • "Common Sense of World Peace" (1929)
  • "Foretelling the Future" (1938)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Adam Charles Roberts, "The History of Science Fiction": Page 48 in Science Fiction, Routledge, ISBN 0-415-19204-8.
  2. ^ at Google books Stolen Bacillus
  3. ^ at Google books Thirty Strange Stories
  4. ^ at Google books The Plattner Story
  5. ^ at Google books Tales
  6. ^ at Google books Twelve Stories
  7. ^ Letter to the Editor of The New Age Vol., XXXV, no. 24, 18 September 1930, p. 251 about pestiferous collaboration with Hugh Pembroke Vowles. "The William Ready Division of Archives and Research Collections". McMaster University Libraries. Retrieved 28 September 2007. 

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