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The Time Machine

The Time Machine (Paperback)

By Wells, H. G.

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ISBN 9780008190033
Barcode 9780008190033
Published 2 March 2017 by HarperCollins Publishers
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780008190033
ISBN-10 0008190038
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Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint William Collins
Publication Date 2 March 2017
International Publication Date 26 January 2017
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Wells, H. G.
Series Collins Classics
Category General & Literary Fiction
Modern Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 144
Dimensions Width: 111mm
Height: 178mm
Spine: 9mm
Weight 80g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.912
Catalogue Code 717635

Description of this Book

HarperCollins is proud to present its incredible range of best-loved, essential classics. In a moment I was clutched by several hands, and there was no mistaking that they were trying to haul me back ...You can scarce imagine how nauseatingly inhuman they looked - those pale chinless faces and great, lidless, pinkish-grey eyes! An English scientist regales his dinner guests with the tale of his travels to the year 802,701, where he discovers that the human race has evolved into two distinct societies. The Eloi, elegant and peaceful, yet lacking spirit, are terrorised by the sinister, light-fearing Morlocks, who live underground, surrounded by industry. And when his time machine mysteriously vanishes, the scientist must descend to the realm of the Morlocks in order to find his only hope of escape ...H. G. Wells is considered a founding father of modern science fiction, coining the term 'time machine' and popularising the idea of time travel in literature.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review '[Wells' work is] astonishingly rich in human and historical interest ... he foresaw the invention of, among other things, television, tanks, aerial warfare and the atom bomb' David Lodge '[Wells] contrives to give over humanity into the clutches of the Impossible and yet manages to keep it down (or up) to its humanity, to its flesh, blood, sorrow, folly' Joseph Conrad 'I personally consider the greatest of English living writers [to be] H. G. Wells' Upton Sinclair 'The father of science fiction' Guardian
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

H. G. Wells was a prolific author and was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature four times. He is best remembered for his science fiction novels, and is considered a founding father of the genre. His most notable works include The Time Machine, The Island of Doctor Moreau, The Invisible Man and The War of the Worlds. He died in 1946.

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