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The Time Machine

The Time Machine (Paperback)

By Wells, H. G.

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The Time Traveller's miraculous new machine takes you from a Victorian dinner table to 802,701 AD, when the Earth is divided between the gentle, ineffective Eloi, and the ape-like Morlocks; forward again by a million years or so to glimpse a dying world of blood-red beaches; and ... read full description below.

ISBN 9781784872083
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Published 20 March 2017 by Vintage
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781784872083
ISBN-10 1784872083
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Vintage
Imprint Vintage Classics
Publication Date 20 March 2017
International Publication Date 5 January 2017
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Wells, H. G.
Category Science Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 128
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 8mm
Weight 96g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Time travel - Fiction
NBS Text Science Fiction & Fantasy
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.912
Catalogue Code 1010608

Description of this Book

In the Time Traveller's miraculous new machine, we will be carried from a Victorian dinner table to 802,701 AD, when the Earth is divided between the gentle, ineffective Eloi, and the ape-like Morlocks; forward again by a million years or so to glimpse a dying world of blood-red beaches and menacing shapes; and on again to the last days of our planet, a remote twilight where nothing moves but darkness and a cold wind. Brilliantly imaginative fiction or the shape of things to come? H.G. Well's masterpiece still retains its power to provoke and enthral.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review A seminal work of dystopian fiction, Wells's tale of the voyages of the Time Traveller in the distant future (AD 802,701) is also a cracking adventure story. Sunday Telegraph In its decency and commitment to the future, its dramatisation of its hero's moral and imaginative reach, The Time Machine is as good a testament as any to the values and achievement of one of our bravest and most stimulating writers, one whose best work comically or horrifically continues to feel as if it bodies forth the shape of things to come. Independent on Sunday A master writer who led a lot of people out of superstition and hopelessness Guardian
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

H.G. Wells was born in Bromley, Kent, in 1866. After an education repeatedly interrupted by his family?s financial problems, he eventually found work as a teacher at a succession of schools, where he began to write his first stories. Wells became a prolific writer with a diverse output, of which the famous works are his science fiction novels. These are some of the earliest and most influential examples of the genre, and include classics such as The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds. Most of his books very well-received, and had a huge influence on many younger writers, including George Orwell and Isaac Asimov. Wells also wrote many popular non-fiction books, and used his writing to support the wide range of political and social causes in which he had an interest, although these became increasingly eccentric towards the end of his life. Twice-married, Wells had many affairs, including a ten-year liaison with Rebecca West that produced a son. He died in London in 1946.

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