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The Time Machine

The Time Machine (Paperback)

By Wells, H. G.


ISBN 9780441802630
Published 14 October 2000 by Penguin
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780441802630
ISBN-10 044180263X
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Ace Books
Publication Date 14 October 2000
Publication Country United States United States
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Wells, H. G.
Category Fiction
Science Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 141
Dimensions Width: 108mm
Height: 178mm
Spine: 12mm
Weight 68g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Science fiction, Time travel
NBS Text Science Fiction & Fantasy
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code Not specified

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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

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Author's Bio

Herbert George Wells was born in Bromley, Kent, England, on September 21, 1866. His father was a professional cricketer and sometime shopkeeper, his mother a former lady's maid. Although Bertie left school at fourteen to become a draper's apprentice (a life he detested), he later won a scholarship to the Normal School of Science in London, where he studied with the famous Thomas Henry Huxley. He began to sell articles and short stories regularly in 1893. In 1895, his immediately successful novel rescued him from a life of penury on a schoolteacher's salary. His other scientific romances --The Island of Dr. Moreau (1896), The Invisible Man (1897), The War of the Worlds (1898), The First Men in the Moon (1901), and The War in the Air (1908)--won him distinction as the father of science fiction. Henry James saw in Wells the most gifted writer of the age, but Wells, having coined the phrase the war that will end war to describe World War I, became increasingly disillusioned and focused his attention on educating mankind with his bestselling Outline of History (1920) and his later utopian works. Living until 1946, Wells witnessed a world more terrible than any of his imaginative visions, and he bitterly observed: Reality has taken a leaf from my book and set itself to supercede me.

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