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The Time Machine
 

The Time Machine (Audio CD / Audio)

By Wells, H. G.
Read by Mayes, Bernard

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.

ISBN 9780786197477
Barcode 9780786197477
Published 1 October 1999 by Blackstone Publishing
Format Audio CD/Audio
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ISBN-13 9780786197477
ISBN-10 0786197471
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Blackstone Publishing
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Publication Date 1 October 1999
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)
Science Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Width: 163mm
Height: 155mm
Spine: 30mm
Weight 299g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
NBS Text Science Fiction & Fantasy
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code Not specified

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Description of this Book

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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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review [The Time Machine] is considered one of the earliest works of science fiction and the progenitor of the 'time travel' subgenre. -- Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature The savage brilliance of the young H. G. Wells-and the greatest science ficiton novel ever written. -- Stephen Baxter Every time-travel story since The Time Machine is fundamentally indebted to Wells. -- Robert Silverberg [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

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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