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Now in its 14th year of publication, this magazine was created to offer the discerning reader a stimulating selection of excellent original writing. Black Lamb Review is a literate rather than a literary publication. Regular columns by writers in a variety of geographic locations and vocations are supplemented by features, reviews, articles on books and authors, and a selection of “departments,” including an acerbic advice column and a lamb recipe.

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A Week in Literary History

September 21st, 2002

English novelist H.G. Wells (The War of the Worlds, 1898) is born in 1866 in Bromley, Kent.

wellscartooncolor*H.G. Wells, b. September 21, 1866, d. 1946

An brilliant polymath and largely self-educated, Wells became extremely well-known and popular for his use of scientific information in his many books. His Outline of History remains a wonderful summation, and his novels still pulsate with visionary prescience.

Suggested Reading Novels The Time Machine, 1895. The Island of Dr. Moreau, 1896. The Invisible Man, 1897. The War of the Worlds, 1898. The First Men in the Moon, 1901. Tono-Bungay, 1909. The History of Mr. Polly, 1910. The World Set Free, 1914. Stories The Country of the Blind, 1911. Short Stories of H.G. Wells, 1927. Essays & Studies Mankind in the Making, 1903. Socialism and Marriage, 1908. God, the Invisible King, 1917. The Outline of History, 1920. A Short History of the World, 1922. Mind at the End of Its Tether, 1946. Autobiography Certain Personal Matters, 1897. An Experiment in Autobiography, 1934.

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