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The Time Machine (Bantam Classics)


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When the Time Traveller courageously stepped out of his machine for the first time, he found himself in the year 802,700--and everything has changed.  In another, more utopian age, creatures seemed to dwell together in perfect harmony.  The Time Traveller thought he could study these marvelous beings--unearth their secret and then retum to his own time--until he discovered that his invention, his only avenue of escape, had been stolen.  H.G. Well's famous novel of one man's astonishing journey beyond the conventional limits of the imagination first appeared in 1895.  It won him immediate recognition, and has been regarded ever since as one of the great masterpieces in the literature of science fiction.



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Shimrod, September 9, 2011 (view all comments by Shimrod)
I finally read The Time Machine after having seen the classic George Pal movie many times, and I was surprised at how closely the movie follows some aspects of the book. However, there are some major differences, and an entirely different tone is set for the ending. The movie's writers wisely altered the story to play up the time traveler's relationship with Weena, which in the book is not a romantic love at all (if we can trust the time traveler's narrative, anyhow...). The book's final chapters include an adventure into earth's far future, eons beyond even the Eloi/Morlock era, which is an imaginative marvel (especially for 1894!). I wouldn't be surprised if Wells' conception of earth's ultimate fate was a direct influence upon William Hope Hodgson, who explores similar themes in The Night Land and The House on the Borderland. Jack Vance's Dying Earth stories and Gene Wolfe's Book of the New Sun may owe Wells a similar debt. Wells' writing style is surprisingly modern and direct, allowing his ideas to flow without the cloying ornamentation common to much literature of the late 19th century.
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knighthawk, January 14, 2011 (view all comments by knighthawk)
Time Machine By: H.G. Wells
The story of the Time Machine is a weird, twisted tale about a young scientist named Filby, and to the amazement and disbelief of others, has perfected a time machine. “It’s a success! It’s a success!” I told myself. “The machine has moved me through the fourth dimension-time!” Everyone is skeptical when he returns, but he has only not an amazing story, but actual proof that he went. This story will keep you on the edge of your seat and not being able to wait to flip the page! I know that I couldn’t wait to get to the end.
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Wells, H. G.
Bantam Classics
Wells, H. G.
New York, NY
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Children's 12-Up - Literature - Classics
Science fiction
British and irish fiction (fictional works by
Time travel
Science fiction, English
Fantasy & Magic
Childrens classics
Literature-A to Z
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Bantam Classic ed.
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Bantam Classics
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