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The Time Machine

The Time Machine

When a Victorian scientist propels himself into the year 802,701 AD, he is initially delighted to find that suffering has been replaced by beauty, contentment and peace.

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ISBN 9780141439976
Barcode 9780141439976
Published 20 April 2005 by Penguin
Format Paperback, New edition
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Author(s) By Wells, H. G.
Edited by Parrinder, Patrick
Introduction by Warner, Marina
Notes by McLean, Steve
Introduction by Gibson, William
Series Penguin Classics
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ISBN-13 9780141439976
ISBN-10 0141439971
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Classics
Publication Date 20 April 2005
International Publication Date 31 March 2005
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Wells, H. G.
Edited by Parrinder, Patrick
Introduction by Warner, Marina
Notes by McLean, Steve
Introduction by Gibson, William
Series Penguin Classics
Category Fiction
Science Fiction
Number of Pages 144
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 8mm
Weight 112g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Time travel
NBS Text Science Fiction & Fantasy
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.912
Catalogue Code 279610

Description of this Book

When a Victorian scientist propels himself into the year 802,701 AD, he is initially delighted to find that suffering has been replaced by beauty, contentment and peace.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.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review [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
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

H.G. Wells was a professional writer and journalist, who published more than a hundred books, including novels, histories, essays and programmes for world regeneration. Wells's prophetic imagination was first displayed in pioneering works of science fiction, but later he became an apostle of socialism, science and progress. His controversial views on sexual equality and the shape of a truly developed nation remain directly relevant to our world today. He was, in Bertrand Russell's words, 'an important liberator of thought and action'. Marina Warner is a famed writer and critic. Patrick Parrinder has written on H.G. Wells, science fiction, James Joyce and the history of the English novel. Since 1986 he has been Professor of English at the University of Reading. Steven McLean is Secretary of the H.G. Wells Society. He recently completed his PhD on H.G. Wells at the University of Sheffield.

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