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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a Victorian scientist propels himself into the year 802,701 AD, he is initially delighted to find that suffering has been replaced by beauty, contentment and peace. Entranced by the Eloi, an elfin species descended from man, he soon realises that these beautiful people are s... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780141442044
Published 22 November 2006 by Penguin
Format Paperback, New edition
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Author(s) By Wells, H. G.
Introduction by Warner, Marina
Series Penguin Classics
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ISBN-13 9780141442044
ISBN-10 0141442042
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Classics
Publication Date 22 November 2006
International Publication Date 3 August 2006
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Wells, H. G.
Introduction by Warner, Marina
Series Penguin Classics
Category Science Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 144
Dimensions Width: 125mm
Height: 196mm
Spine: 9mm
Weight 116g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.912
Catalogue Code Not specified

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a Victorian scientist propels himself into the year 802,701 AD, he is initially delighted to find that suffering has been replaced by beauty, contentment and peace.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

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