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Publisher Comments:

When a Victorian scientist propels himself into the year a.d. 802,701, he is initially delighted to find that suffering has been replaced by beauty, contentment, and peace. Entranced at first by the Eloi, an elfin species descended from man, he soon realizes that these beautiful people are simply remnants of a once-great culture—now weak and childishly afraid of the dark. They have every reason to be afraid: in deep tunnels beneath their paradise lurks another race descended from humanity—the sinister Morlocks. And when the scientist’s time machine vanishes, it becomes clear he must search these tunnels if he is ever to return to his own era.

  • Includes a newly established text, a full biographical essay on Wells, a list of further reading, and detailed notes
  • Marina Warner’s introduction considers Wells’s development of the “scientific romance” and places the novel in the context of its time

 

Synopsis:

Together in one indispensable volume, The Time Machine and The Invisible Man are masterpieces of irony and imaginative vision from H. G. Wells, the father of science fiction.

The Time Machine conveys the Time Traveller into the distant future and an extraordinary world. There, stranded on a slowly dying Earth, he discovers two bizarre races: the effete Eloi and the subterranean Morlocks—a haunting portrayal of Darwins evolutionary theory carried to a terrible conclusion.

The Invisible Man is the fascinating tale of a brash young scientist who, experimenting on himself, becomes invisible and then criminally insane, trapped in the terror of his own creation.

Convincing and unforgettably real, these two classics are consummate representations of the stories that defined science fiction—and inspired generations of readers and writers.

With an Introduction by John Calvin Batchelor

and an Afterword by Paul Youngquist

Synopsis:

The first and greatest portrayal of time travel is printed with a newly established text, a full biographical essay on Wells, a list of further reading, and detailed notes.

About the Author

H.G. Wells (1866–1946) was a professional writer and journalist who published more than a hundred books, including novels, histories, essays, and programs for world regeneration.

Marina Warner is a prize-winning writer of fiction, criticism, and history.

Steven McLean is secretary of the H. G. Wells Society.

Patrick Parrinder has written on H. G. Wells, science fiction, and James Joyce.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780141439976
Editor:
Parrinder, Patrick
Introduction:
MacLean, Steve
Introduction by:
Warner, Marina
Introduction:
Warner, Marina
Editor:
Parrinder, Patrick
Author:
Wells, H. G.
Author:
Parrinder, Patrick
Author:
Youngquist, Paul
Author:
Maclean, Steve
Author:
Batchelor, John Calvin
Author:
Warner, Marina
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Time travel
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Publication Date:
20050531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
7.76x5.14x.38 in. .26 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 320 pages Penguin Books - English 9780141439976 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
Together in one indispensable volume, The Time Machine and The Invisible Man are masterpieces of irony and imaginative vision from H. G. Wells, the father of science fiction.

The Time Machine conveys the Time Traveller into the distant future and an extraordinary world. There, stranded on a slowly dying Earth, he discovers two bizarre races: the effete Eloi and the subterranean Morlocks—a haunting portrayal of Darwins evolutionary theory carried to a terrible conclusion.

The Invisible Man is the fascinating tale of a brash young scientist who, experimenting on himself, becomes invisible and then criminally insane, trapped in the terror of his own creation.

Convincing and unforgettably real, these two classics are consummate representations of the stories that defined science fiction—and inspired generations of readers and writers.

With an Introduction by John Calvin Batchelor

and an Afterword by Paul Youngquist

"Synopsis" by , The first and greatest portrayal of time travel is printed with a newly established text, a full biographical essay on Wells, a list of further reading, and detailed notes.

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