The Time Machine

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Levison Press, Jul 9, 2013 - 108 pages
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The Time Machine is the classic time travel tale written by one of the early masters of science fiction, H.G. Wells. The protagonist of the story, H. George Wells, has invented a time machine. George uses his radical invention to travel to the future, where he encounters the Eloi, a peaceful, childlike race, and the Morlocks, a more sinister culture who feed on the Eloi. George finds himself temporarily straded in this strange future world, and he undergoes a harrowing adventure as he struggles to get back his time machine so he can return to his own time. The Time Machine was later turned into a classic 1960 science fiction movie starring Rod Taylor, Yvette Mimieux and Alan Young.

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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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