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The Time Machine

The Time Machine (Paperback)

By Wells, H. G.

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The classic time-travel novella in SF Masterwork format.

ISBN 9781473217973
Barcode 9781473217973
Published 14 March 2017 by Orion Publishing
Format Paperback
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Series F. Masterworks
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ISBN-13 9781473217973
ISBN-10 1473217970
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Orion Publishing
Imprint Gateway
Publication Date 14 March 2017
International Publication Date 12 January 2017
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Wells, H. G.
Series F. Masterworks
Category Science Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 144
Dimensions Width: 200mm
Height: 163mm
Spine: 12mm
Weight 142g
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 823.912
Catalogue Code 758010

Description of this Book

A Victorian scientist develops a time machine and travels to the year 802,171 AD. There he finds the meek, child-like Eloi who live in fear of the underground-dwelling Morlocks. When his time machine goes missing, the Traveller faces a fight to enter the Morlocks' domain and return to his own time. THE TIME MACHINE remains one of the cornerstones of science-fiction literature and has proved hugely influential.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review For my money, this was the birth of modern science fiction. Mary Shelley invented science fiction with Frankenstein, but The Time Machine is something else. I like to try to imagine people reading this when it was originally published as a newspaper serial in 1895 England. Still unforgettable, thrilling, haunting.
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

H.G. Wells was born in Bromley, Kent in 1866. After working as a draper's apprentice and pupil-teacher, he won a scholarship to the Normal School of Science in 1884, studying under T. H. Huxley. He was awarded a first-class honours degree in biology and resumed teaching but had to retire after a kick from an ill-natured pupil afflicted his kidneys. He worked in poverty in London as a crammer while experimenting in journalism and stories. It was with THE TIME MACHINE (1895) that he had his real breakthrough.

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