Wheelers Books
The Time Machine
 

The Time Machine (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Wells, H. G.

  • Imp. $12.99
  • $10.39
  • Save $2.60
  • In stock

The Time Traveller journeys 800,000 years into the future and discovers two bizarre races at war on the Earth, the ethereal Eloi and the subterranean Morlocks.

ISBN 9780451470706
Barcode 9780451470706
Published 2 January 2015 by Penguin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Alternate Format(s) View All (271 other possible title(s) available)
Audio CD
35
Trade Paperback
138
Hardback
26
Paperback
35
Library Binding
8
ePub
16
Pre-recorded digital audio player
2
Mixed media product
8
PDF
1
Audio cassette
2
Availability
This title is no longer available locally, but in stock internationally – usually ships 2-3 weeks.

... view full title details below.

Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9780451470706
ISBN-10 0451470702
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Signet
Publication Date 2 January 2015
International Publication Date 4 November 2014
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Wells, H. G.
Category General & Literary Fiction
Science Fiction
Romantic Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 160
Dimensions Width: 109mm
Height: 174mm
Spine: 11mm
Weight 80g
Interest Age 18+ years
Reading Age 18+ years
Library of Congress Science fiction, Time travel, Dystopias
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.912
Catalogue Code Not specified

Price & Availability Options

Source Pub. RRP Forex Disc. Price Frt Landed Cost
United States 4 Nov 14 USD $5.95 0.6047 0% $9.84 14%
Availability: In stock (Allow 6-12 working days)
New Zealand NZD Imported from an international supplier
incl GST

Our Price Comparison tool calculates the international price allowing for tax and freight costs. The chart compares this to the locally sourced price/availability so you can select your preferred source. Supplier stock qty’s shown where provided, and can be subject to change due to other libraries shopping.
A '-' (dash) indicates stock quantity has not been provided by the supplier.

Description of this Book

I've had a most amazing time.... So begins the Time Traveller's astonishing firsthand account of his journey eight hundred thousand years beyond his own era--and the story that launched H. G. Wells's successful career and earned him the reputation as the father of science fiction. With a speculative leap that still fires the imagination, Wells sends his brave explorer to face a future burdened with our greatest hopes...and our darkest fears. A pull of the Time Machine's lever propels him to the age of a slowly dying Earth. There he discovers two bizarre races--the ethereal Eloi and the subterranean Morlocks--who not only symbolize the duality of human nature, but offer a terrifying portrait of tomorrow as well. Published in 1895, this masterpiece of invention captivated readers on the threshold of a new century. Thanks to Wells's expert storytelling and provocative insight, The Time Machine will continue to enthrall readers for generations to come. With an Introduction by Greg Bearand a New Afterword

^ top

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

^ top

Author's Bio

H. G. Wells, the third son of a small shopkeeper, was born in Bromley in 1866. After two years' apprenticeship in a draper's shop, he became a pupil-teacher at Midhurst Grammar School and won a scholarship to study under T. H. Huxley at the Normal School of Science, South Kensington. He taught biology before becoming a professional writer and journalist. He wrote more than a hundred books, including novels, essays, histories and programmes for world regeneration. Wells, who rose from obscurity to world fame, had an emotionally and intellectually turbulent life. His prophetic imagination was first displayed in pioneering works of science fiction such as The Time Machine (1895), The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896), The Invisible Man (1897) and The War of the Worlds (1898). Later he became an apostle of socialism, science and progress, whose anticipations of a future world state include The Shape of Things to Come (1933). His controversial views on sexual equality and women's rights were expressed in the novels Ann Veronica (1909) and The New Machiavelli (1911). He was, in Bertrand Russell's words, 'an important liberator of thought and action'. Wells drew on his own early struggles in many of his best novels, including Love and Mr Lewisham (1900), Kipps (1905), Tono-Bungay (1909) and The

^ top