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The Time Machine - The Penguin English Library (Paperback)

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The Penguin English Library Edition of The Time Machine by H. G. Wells 'Great shapes like big machines rose out of the dimness, and cast grotesque black shadows, in which dim spectral Morlocks sheltered from the glare' Chilling, prophetic and hugely influential, The Time Machine sees a Victorian scientist propel himself into the year 802,701 AD, where he is delighted to find that suffering has been replaced by beauty and contentment in the form of the Eloi, an elfin species descended from man. But he soon realizes that they are simply remnants of a once-great culture - now weak and living in terror of the sinister Morlocks lurking in the deep tunnels, who threaten his very return home. H. G. Wells defined much of modern science fiction with this 1895 tale of time travel, which questions humanity, society, and our place on Earth. The Penguin English Library - 100 editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century and the very first novels to the beginning of the First World War.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141199344
Number of pages: 128
Weight: 100 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 7 mm

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Maisie at Waterstones Piccadilly

“An essential novella.”

A classic science fiction novella that is so much more than science fiction. The Time Machine asks questions about the future of humanity, the future of the social class system (of the Victorian era, but of course it... More

“The Time Machine”

One of the first Science Fiction novels and one that possibly set the tone for the entire genre, The Time Machine is a fantastic read. Though it is only short, it presents a darkly realised version of future Earth in... More

Paperback edition
4th February 2009
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Whispering Stories

“The Time Machine gave me a pleasurable read”

The Time Machine was H.G. Wells’ first published novel and it was a development of his previous story The Chronic Argonauts which was first aired in the Science School Journal that he edited as an undergraduate. To me... More

Paperback edition
12th June 2017
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