The Time Machine / the Invisible Man

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Book Sales, Incorporated, Oct 11, 2022 - 268 pages
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Collect two masterpieces from the "father of science fiction," H. G. Wells, in this elegantly designed, jacketed hardcover that features a new introduction.

The Time Machine propels the time traveling protagonist to the distant year of 802,701 AD. To his horror, he find only a decaying Earth that is being gradually swallowed by the Sun, and where two strange species--the delicate Eloi and the fierce, subterranean Morlocks--inhabit an eerie dystopia.

The Invisible Man offers the mesmerizing account of a bitter young scientist who discovers the chemical secret of invisibility. After using it on himself, he embarks on a terrifying descent into crime, obsession, and insanity. Both of these science fiction classics are as chilling as they are thought-provoking.

Required reading for any science fiction or thriller fan, this book is a must-have for your collection.



Essential volumes for the shelves of every classic literature lover, the Chartwell Classics series includes beautifully presented works and collections from some of the most important authors in literary history. Chartwell Classics are the editions of choice for the most discerning literature buffs.

Other titles in the series include: The Essential Tales & Poems of Edgar Allen Poe; The Essential Tales of H.P. Lovecraft; The Federalist Papers; The Inferno; The Call of the Wild and White Fang; Moby Dick; The Odyssey; Pride and Prejudice; Grimm's Fairy Tales; Emma; The Great Gatsby; The Secret Garden; Anne of Green Gables; The Phantom of the Opera; The Communist Manifesto and Das Kapital; The Republic; Frankenstein; Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea; The Picture of Dorian Gray; Meditations; Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass; A Tales of Two Cities; Beowulf; The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde; Adventures of Huckleberry Finn; Little Women; Wuthering Heights; Peter Pan; Persuasion; Aesop's Fables; The Constitution of the United States and Selected Writings; Crime and Punishment; Dracula; Great Expectations; The Iliad; Irish and Fairy Folk Tales; The Legend of Sleepy Hollow; The War of the Worlds; The Time Machine and The Invisible Man; and The Alchemist.

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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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About the author (2022)

Herbert George "H.G." Wells (1866-1946) was a prolific English writer best known for his timeless science fiction novels, including The Time Machine, The Island of Doctor Moreau, and The War of the Worlds. After winning a scholarship to the prestigious Normal School of Science in London, where he studied biology and helped found The Science School Journal, he became a teacher and embarked on an impressive literary career that resulted in four Nobel Prize nominations. Wells also wrote extensively on politics and social matters and was one of the foremost public intellectuals of his day.

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