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The Time Machine

The Time Machine
 

The book's protagonist is an eng scientist and gentleman-inventor living in Richmond, Surrey, identified by a narrator simply as the Time Traveller. The narrator recounts the Traveller's lecture to his weekly dinner guests that time is simply a fourth dimension, and his demonstra... read full description below.

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ISBN 9783956760655
Published 27 December 2015 by Otbebookpublishing
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en
Author(s) By Wells, H. G.
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ISBN-13 9783956760655
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Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Otbebookpublishing
Imprint Otbebookpublishing
Publication Date 27 December 2015
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Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Wells, H. G.
Category Fiction
Number of Pages 91
Dimensions Not specified
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Interest Age General Audience
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Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 981201

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The book's protagonist is an eng scientist and gentleman-inventor living in Richmond, Surrey, identified by a narrator simply as the Time Traveller. The narrator recounts the Traveller's lecture to his weekly dinner guests that time is simply a fourth dimension, and his demonstration of a tabletop model machine for travelling through it. He reveals that he has built a machine capable of carrying a person, and returns at dinner the following week to recount a remarkable tale, becoming the new narrator.
In the new narrative, the Time Traveller tests his device with a journey that takes him to 802,701 A.D., where he meets the Eloi, a society of small, elegant, childlike adults. They live in small communities within large and futuristic yet slowly deteriorating buildings, doing no work and having a fruit-only diet. His efforts to communicate with them are hampered by their lack of curiosity or discipline, and he speculates that they are a peaceful communist society, the result of humanity conquering nature with technology, and subsequently evolving to adapt to an environment in which strength and intellect are no longer advantageous to survival.
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Author's Bio

Herbert George Wells; (21 September 1866 a" 13 August 1946) was an English writer. He was prolific in many genres, writing dozens of novels, short stories, and works of social commentary, satire, biography, and autobiography, and even including two books on recreational war games. He is now best remembered for his science fiction novels and is often called the "father of science fiction", along with Jules Verne and Hugo Gernsback. (Wikipedia)

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