British author of The Time Machine, The Invisible Man, and War of the Worlds.
He worked several apprenticeships to help pay for family costs, including working as a draper at the Southsea Drapery Emporium.
Works of his like The Invisible Man have been adapted into film again and again.
Separated from his wife, who was also his cousin, Isabel Mary Wells in order to marry one of his students, Amy Catherine Robbins.
He has been compared to Charles Dickens.