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The Time Machine

The Time Machine (Paperback)

By Wells, H. G.

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Part of Alma Classics Evergreen series of popular classics, this new edition includes pictures and an extensive section on Wells's life and works.

ISBN 9781847496270
Barcode 9781847496270
Published 1 July 2017 by Alma Books Ltd
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781847496270
ISBN-10 184749627X
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Status Showing available from publisher, allow 2-4 weeks for delivery
Publisher Alma Books Ltd
Imprint Alma Classics
Publication Date 1 July 2017
International Publication Date 23 March 2017
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Wells, H. G.
Series Alma Classics Evergreens
Category Science Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 160
Dimensions Width: 128mm
Height: 198mm
Weight 147g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Science Fiction & Fantasy
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.912
Catalogue Code 978739

Description of this Book

A Victorian scientist and inventor creates a machine for propelling himself through time, and voyages to the year AD 802701, where he discovers a race of humanoids called the Eloi. Their gently indolent way of life, set in a decaying cityscape, leads thescientist to believe that they are the remnants of a once great civilization. He is forced to revise this assessment when he comes across the cave dwellings of threatening apelike creatures known as Morlocks, whose dark underground world he must explore to discover the terrible secrets of this fractured society, and the means of getting back to his own time.A biting critique of class and social equality as well as an innovative and much imitated piece of science fiction which introduced the idea of time travel into the popular consciousness, The Time Machine is a profound and extraordinarily prescient novel.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review I personally consider the greatest of English living writers [to be] H.G. Wells. - Upton Sinclair
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Widely considered to be the father of science fiction, Herbert George Wells (1866-1946), or H.G. Wells as he is better known, was an innovative and prolific writer across many genres. His most famous works - such as The Time Machine, The Invisible Man, and The War of the Worlds - are considered modern classics.

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