The Time Machine

The Time Machine

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When a Victorian scientist propels himself thousands of years into the future, he finds peace and beauty--and the Eloi, a gentle elfin species descended from man who fear the Morlocks, a sinister race living in deep tunnels beneath the earth. 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.This edition of H. G. Wells' classic novel features John Parot's winning cover design from episode 3 of Bravo's "Work of Art: The Next Great Artist."Visit the Penguinbooks75.com gallery for more iconic images from Penguin.
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  • Paperback | 117 pages
  • 127 x 190.5 x 12.7mm | 22.68g
  • Penguin Books
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
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  • 0143118412
  • 9780143118411
  • 649,366

About H. G. Wells

Herbert George Wells was born in Bromley, Kent, England, on September 21, 1866. His father was a professional cricketer and sometime shopkeeper, his mother a former lady's maid. Although "Bertie" left school at fourteen to become a draper's apprentice (a life he detested), he later won a scholarship to the Normal School of Science in London, where he studied with the famous Thomas Henry Huxley. He began to sell articles and short stories regularly in 1893. In 1895, his immediately successful novel rescued him from a life of penury on a schoolteacher's salary. His other "scientific romances"--The Island of Dr. Moreau (1896), The Invisible Man (1897), The War of the Worlds (1898), The First Men in the Moon (1901), and The War in the Air (1908)--won him distinction as the father of science fiction. Henry James saw in Wells the most gifted writer of the age, but Wells, having coined the phrase "the war that will end war" to describe World War I, became increasingly disillusioned and focused his attention on educating mankind with his bestselling Outline of History (1920) and his later utopian works. Living until 1946, Wells witnessed a world more terrible than any of his imaginative visions, and he bitterly observed: "Reality has taken a leaf from my book and set itself to supercede me."
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