The Time Machine

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CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Feb 28, 2017 - 70 pages
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H.G. Wells was one of the greatest writers of the 20th century. Wells was a prolific author in many genres including history, politics, and social commentary, but it is his science fiction novels that he is best remembered for. Classics such as The Time Machine, The Island of Doctor Moreau, The Invisible Man, and The War of the Worlds earned Wells the nomination for the Nobel Prize on four different occasions. The Time Machine, published in 1895, is a science fiction novel that centers around a vehicle that allows people to travel through time to both the future and the past. Through this book Wells became the first person to popularize the concept of time travel and it has been adapted to film and television shows numerous times.

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User Review  - unclebob53703 - LibraryThing

Classic science fiction. This is the first American edition, handsomely illustrated and in excellent shape, considering it's 24 years older than I am. First read it from the Library, then tracked down my own copy--long before there was an Internet. Read full review

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User Review  - Lorem - LibraryThing

I rather enjoyed this book, such breadth of feeling and scenery in a pretty short book. I really enjoyed the scenes if the time travelers own introspection about what would cause this stratification ... Read full review

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H. G. Wells was born in Bromley, England on September 21, 1866. After a limited education, he was apprenticed to a draper, but soon found he wanted something more out of life. He read widely and got a position as a student assistant in a secondary school, eventually winning a scholarship to the Royal College of Science in South Kensington, where he studied biology. He graduated from London University in 1888 and became a science teacher. He also wrote for magazines. When his stories began to sell, he left teaching to write full time. He became an author best known for science fiction novels and comic novels. His science fiction novels include The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds, The Wonderful Visit, The Island of Doctor Moreau, The Invisible Man, The First Men in the Moon, and The Food of the Gods. His comic novels include Love and Mr. Lewisham, Kipps: The Story of a Simple Soul, The History of Mr. Polly, and Tono-Bungay. He also wrote several short story collections including The Stolen Bacillus, The Plattner Story, and Tales of Space and Time. He died on August 13, 1946 at the age of 79.

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