H.G. Wells

(1866–1946)

H.G. Wells

Anecdote...

On leaving a Cambridge party, Wells accidentally picked up a hat that did not belong to him. Discovering his mistake, he decided not to return the headgear to its rightful owner, whose label was inside the brim. The hat fit Wells comfortably; furthermore, he had grown to like it. So he wrote to the former owner: “I stole your hat; I like your hat; I shall keep your hat. Whenever I look inside it I shall think of you and your excellent sherry and of the town of Cambridge. I take off your hat to you.”

Last words...

“Go away. I’m all right.”

~H.G. Wells
Biographical Note: 

H[erbert] G[eorge] Wells was a British novelist. His novels fall into two main categories: imaginative romances or futuristic fantasies, such as The War of the Worlds, The Time Machine, The Island of Doctor Moreau; and novels of social comedy or humor, such as The History of Mr. Polly. His social commentaries and popularizations of knowledge were important in their time.