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The Time Machine

The Time Machine
  

The Time Traveler first steps out of his magnificent time-transport machine in the year 802,700 more than 800,000 years beyond his own era. The brave explorer finds himself on a slowly dying Earth populated by a race of slender pacifists called the Eloi and decides to study this ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780786193042
Barcode 9780786193042
Published 1 March 2002 by Blackstone Audiobooks
Format Audio CD/Audio
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Author(s) By Wells, H. G.
Read by Mayes, Bernard
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ISBN-13 9780786193042
ISBN-10 0786193042
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Blackstone Audiobooks
Imprint Blackstone Audiobooks
Publication Date 1 March 2002
Publication Country United States United States
Format Audio CD/Audio
Author(s) By Wells, H. G.
Read by Mayes, Bernard
Category Audio / Visual (Audio books, Music, DVDs, CDROMs)
Adventure / Thriller
Science Fiction
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Width: 151mm
Height: 129mm
Spine: 10mm
Weight 68g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Science Fiction & Fantasy
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code Not specified

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The Time Traveler first steps out of his magnificent time-transport machine in the year 802,700 more than 800,000 years beyond his own era. The brave explorer finds himself on a slowly dying Earth populated by a race of slender pacifists called the Eloi and decides to study this lush land of flower people before returning to his own age. These pacifists, he discovers, have built their wealth on the backs of a slave class forced to live below ground the Morlocks. As the conflict between the classes surfaces, the Time Traveler finds that his only means of escape, his time machine, has been stolen.Wells amazing view of the future, propelled forward from his own Victorian era to the present, serves both as classic science fiction and as a parable of the chasm between the working-class suffering and the upper-class privilege of his day. Wells remarkable storytelling and provocative insight make this terrifying portrait of the men of tomorrow an enthralling tale sure to capture readers everywhere.

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Author's Bio

H. G. Wells (1866-1946), born in Bromley, Kent, England, was apprenticed to a drygoodsman and a druggist before he made his way to the Royal College of Science where he studied biology. Known as the father of science fiction, he was also a prolific writer in other genres, including contemporary novels, history, and social commentary. As a spokesman for progress and peace, his middle period novels (1900-1920) were more realistic and covered lower-middle-class life, suffrage, and the emergence of feminist ideals that pushed against the limits set by male-dominated society. Bernard Mayes is a teacher, administrator, corporate executive, broadcaster, actor, dramatist, and former international commentator on US culture. He is best known for his readings of historical classics.

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