The Time Machine

The Time Machine

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By (author) H. G. Wells, Introduction by Marina Warner, Notes by Steve MacLean, Introduction by William Gibson

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  • Publisher: PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • Format: Paperback | 144 pages
  • Dimensions: 126mm x 196mm x 12mm | 82g
  • Publication date: 31 May 2005
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0141439971
  • ISBN 13: 9780141439976
  • Edition statement: Revised ed.
  • Sales rank: 7,685

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When a Victorian scientist propels himself into the year 802,701 AD, he is initially delighted to find that suffering has been replaced by beauty, contentment and peace.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 realises that this 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.

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H.G. Wells was a professional writer and journalist, who published more than a hundred books, including novels, histories, essays and programmes for world regeneration. Wells's prophetic imagination was first displayed in pioneering works of science fiction, but later he became an apostle of socialism, science and progress. His controversial views on sexual equality and the shape of a truly developed nation remain directly relevant to our world today. He was, in Bertrand Russell's words, 'an important liberator of thought and action'. Marina Warner is a famed writer and critic. Patrick Parrinder has written on H.G. Wells, science fiction, James Joyce and the history of the English novel. Since 1986 he has been Professor of English at the University of Reading. Steven McLean is Secretary of the H.G. Wells Society. He recently completed his PhD on H.G. Wells at the University of Sheffield.