The Time Machine

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Bloomsbury USA, Sep 19, 2017 - Fiction - 160 pages
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A Victorian scientist and inventor creates a machine for propelling himself through time, and voyages to the year AD 802701, where he discovers a race of humanoids called the Eloi. Their gently indolent way of life, set in a decaying cityscape, leads the scientist to believe that they are the remnants of a once great civilization. He is forced to revise this assessment when he comes across the cave dwellings of threatening ape-like creatures known as Morlocks, whose dark underground world he must explore to discover the terrible secrets of this fractured society, and the means of getting back to his own time.
A biting critique of class and social equality as well as an innovative and much imitated piece of science fiction which introduced the idea of time travel into the popular consciousness, The Time Machine is a profound and extraordinarily prescient novel.

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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 (2017)

Widely considered to be the father of science fiction, Herbert George Wells (1866–1946), or H.G. Wells as he is better known, was an innovative and prolific writer across many genres. His most famous works – such as The Time Machine, The Invisible Man, and The War of the Worlds – are considered modern classics.

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