The Machine Stops and Other Stories - The Penguin English Library (Paperback)
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The Machine Stops and Other Stories - The Penguin English Library (Paperback)

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Published: 04/04/2024
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A new selection of E. M. Forster's exquisite short stories, now in the beautifully designed Penguin English Library Series

'We created the Machine, to do our will, but we cannot make it do our will now. It has robbed us of the sense of space and of the sense of touch, it has blurred every human relation and narrowed down love to a carnal act, it has paralyzed our bodies and our wills, and now it compels us to worship it.'

Like his much-loved novels, E. M. Forster's short stories are rich in irony and alive with sharp observations on the surprises life holds. Telling tales of violent events, discomforting coincidences, and other disruptive happenings, his sharp and vivid prose has the ability to throw the characters', and reader's, perceptions and beliefs off balance.

Selected to appeal to a new generation of readers around the world, this new selection of short stories in the Penguin English Library series celebrates E. M. Forster's unparalleled skill for storytelling, beginning with his masterful work of science fiction, The Machine Stops.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241652572
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 170 g
Dimensions: 198 x 128 x 12 mm

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“I quite liked this book”

I was asked to review this book by Waterstones. Having read other books i.e. Room with A View I thought that I knew what to expect from this author.

I liked both the stories that were portrayed in this book - The... More

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Two very intriguing and well written short stories.
The Machine Stops is creepy, claustrophobic and ultimately incredibly sad. A tale of a future that initially seems more high tech but eventually crumbles.
The... More

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“We continue to reinvent the Machine”

Like so many books required to be read at school, it is only with hindsight enhanced by worldly experience that the reader is able to appreciate the insight of this powerful and salient short story.

Although the... More

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