The Time Machine

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CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Apr 30, 2018 - 140 pages
The adventures of a hypothetical Time Traveler who journeys into the future to find that humanity has evolved into two races: the peaceful Eloi-vegetarians who tire easily and live above ground in an assumed Paradise-and the carnivorous, predatory Morlocks, who live underground and prey on the Eloi.After narrowly escaping from the Morlocks, the Time Traveler undertakes another journey even further into the future where he finds the earth growing bitterly cold as the heat and energy of the sun wane. Horrified, he returns to the present, but soon departs again on his final journey.This version of The Time Machine: An Invention is the rarely seen American Holt Version, also published in 1895. Same great story. The only differences are adding 'An Invention' to the title, reorganization and titling of the chapters, and minor typographic changes to be consistent with American vocabulary. We've added the Epilogue (The Heinemann Text - British Version) which originally was not published in the Holt Version, but we liked it and made that one change which readers would notice missing from other editions published.Enjoy a classic!

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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 (2018)

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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