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H G Wells
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Born in Bromley, Kent
Born on 21st of September 1866
Died on 13rd of August 1946

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Born 1866 . Died 1946 London - English novelist

Obtained BSc in 1890. Lectured until his literary success allowed him to concentrate full time on writing. Encompassed contemporary issues such as free love, Fabianism, progressive education and human rights. Married twice with many affairs. Achieved fame with The Time Machine (1895). Pioneered English science fiction.

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