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The Time Machine - H.G. Wells, Marina Warner, Steven McLean, Patrick Parrinder
The Time Machine
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'I had made myself the most complicated and the most hopeless trap that ever a man devised' When a Victorian scientist propels himself in the year 802,701 AD, he is initially delighted to find that suffering has been replaced by beauty, contentment and peace. Entranced at first by the Eloi, an... show more
'I had made myself the most complicated and the most hopeless trap that ever a man devised'

When a Victorian scientist propels himself in the year 802,701 AD, he is initially delighted to find that suffering has been replaced by beauty, contentment and peace. Entranced at first by the Eloi, an elfin species descended from man, he soon realises that this beautiful people are simply remnants of a once-great culture - now weak and childishly afraid of the dark. They have every reason to be afraid: in deep tunnels beneath their paradise lurks another race descended from humanity - the sinister Morlocks. And when the scientist's time machine vanishes, it becomes clear he must search these tunnels if he is ever to return to his own era.

The Time Machine is the first and greatest modern portrayal of time travel. Part of a brand-new Penguin series of H.G. Wells' works, this edition includes a newly established text, a full biographical essay on Wells, a further reading list and detailed notes. Marina Warner's introduction considers Wells' development of the 'scientific romance' and places the novel in the context of its times.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780141439976 (0141439971)
ASIN: 141439971
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 104
Edition language: English
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The Singularity of Multiple Thoughts
The Singularity of Multiple Thoughts rated it
4.5 My Review of H.G.Wells' The Time Machine
The Time Machine is a multi-layered, dually structured novella, with the main plot lingering on both Physicalism and philosophical supernaturalism. It is a social doom prophecy which explores a model of society on the brink of chaos, as a consequence of social injustice. From the perspective of a ...
Elentarri's Book Blog
Elentarri's Book Blog rated it
2.0 The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
Interesting concept, but the execution fell a bit flat (or old fashioned - it was written in 1895). Central themes, besides the minor time-travel aspect, include how the social class divide and technological innovations have altered humanity. This book provides something to think about.
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality!
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality! rated it
2.0 The Time Machine
This is a classic that I never read and I always meant to, and it's short so it didn't take long at all. It was just okay for me. My favorite parts of the book were the beginning and the end, not so much the parts when the time traveler is actually in the future. But, it is amazing to think that Wel...
CDRBill
CDRBill rated it
This is truly a classic! The description of the Morlocks and Eloi are a little sad considering they are the future of mankind. The ending left me wanting more.
the promdi geek reads
the promdi geek reads rated it
3.0 Review: The Time Machine by H.G. Wells (1895)
This may be source material for all the time travel stories that I read or watched. This was also adapted in films multiple times. The one that I watched was The Time Machine (2002). I can now see why, the original material is short. The film has to add more material to flesh out scenes and added ch...
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