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The Time Machine
     

The Time Machine

3.8 2081
by H. G. Wells
 

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The Time Machine is a science fiction novella by H. G. Wells, published in 1895. It is generally credited with the popularisation of the concept of time travel by using a vehicle that allows an operator to travel purposefully and selectively.

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The Time Machine is a science fiction novella by H. G. Wells, published in 1895. It is generally credited with the popularisation of the concept of time travel by using a vehicle that allows an operator to travel purposefully and selectively.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940148294498
Publisher:
Mike Morley
Publication date:
01/06/2014
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
92 KB

Meet the Author

H.G. Wells (1866-1946) published his first novel, The Time Machine, to critical and popular acclaim in 1895. Socially progressive and visionary in intellect, he became one of the most prolific writers of his generation. Through books like The Invisible Man and War of the Worlds, he explored a wide variety of social, philosophical, and political ideas through the medium of what we now call science fiction.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
September 21, 1866
Date of Death:
August 13, 1946
Place of Birth:
Bromley, Kent, England
Place of Death:
London, England
Education:
Normal School of Science, London, England

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The Time Machine 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2081 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
H G Wells has awakened the world with his art of tale through the travel of time. He is the inspiration of every time travel writer in existence today, with no exception, myself included. Along with great classics like Twenty-thousand Leagues Under the Sea, I remember the first time reading these classics. I was in awe. Though time travel, a genre given life by H G Wells is the ultimate epic sci-fi adventure. The very idea of time travel has opened the eyes of every imagination in my soul. The ramifications are endless. H G Well's Time Machine is my favorite, all time story. Even when you think of how the future looked as grim as it did thousands of years from the story-line's origination, one only needs to remember that this tale is merely one possiblity of billions that could be changed with a simple act of maybe a push of a button or even less. I believe THAT was the message Wells was revealing to us all. This is a very well written story that I highly recommend to anyone of any age or time. This very book was my biggest inspiration since I was first able to read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this was a interesting book but i am not that interested in science. there were parts in the book that were very interesting and had a great climax. i recommend this book for someone who likes science and mystery.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Have you read any other time travel books? Ever? Thanks to this wonderful author and seer we have unlimited stories of time travel via many fantastic authors. Time travel is the subject of much controversy, and no doubt will be until we prove Albert Einstein wrong. I like sci-fi, that's why I picked up the book back when I was kid. Today, the subject still fascinates me. The time machine is well written, opening the door for an endless line of sci-fi lovers with open minds for imagination.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I feel like i'm sitting by a campfire listening to his story. And a.. good one at that. Cant wait to finish
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book is inspiaring and one of the most wonderful books ever written.
Grant_Wiest More than 1 year ago
The Time Machine tells us of the future and how it can be drastically different than how we may predict it to be. Many people talk of flying cars and robots, but the Time Traveler sees something different. The Time Traveler is the main character in the book and has figured out how to build a time machine. When he tells this to his friends they do not believe him. To show them that it works, he ventures to the year 802,701.He arrives there and finds that humans have evolved in two different ways. There is a lower class called the Morlocks. These people are nocturnal and ape-like. They live underground and appear to be more barbaric than the Eloi. The Eloi are the upper class of people. They live similar to how we live now - in houses and above ground. Both of the species speak odd languages, so it is difficult for the Time Traveler to communicate with them. When the Morlocks steal the Time Travelers time machine, he has to get it back from them. While attempting to get it back he learns many things of the two classes, and he wonders what went wrong with the world. He makes a friend along the way named Weena, who is an Eloi. When he finally gets the time machine back he travels back to the present time, but his friends still do not believe him. The Time Traveler must go back to the future to prove it, but this time he says he will take pictures. Three years had gone by since then, and his friends still had not seen him. The major theme in this book is the problems of the current day. H.G. Wells makes the point that the gap between the upper-class and lower-class is too expansive, and if we don't do anything about it then we will one day evolve into two different species. This book was written during the Victorian times in Great Britain. I think H.G. Wells may have been relating that Communism was a safer path at the time, and he expressed his feeling about it in the book by warning people of what could happen. I disliked this book because I feel like the author could have made the book longer by telling what happened to the Time Traveler after he went back into the future and at least gave the reader an idea of what happened. It almost seemed like he didn't finish the book. On the other hand, I liked this book because it is entertaining to think about what the future could be like and all the different possibilities. I also liked it because it was paced very well, and there was the right amount of action. I think that you should read this book because it is very entertaining and it is a classic.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found The Time Traveler a little boring, but not horrible. It is about the Time Traveller, and how he travels to the future and meets the playful creatures he calls the Eloi, and the frightening Morlocks, who are obsessed with mechanics and eat the Eloi. While the Time Traveller is observing the Eloi, the Morlocks steal the time machine, the only way of escape for the Time Traveller. If you think this sounds like a good book, don't let my opinion discourage you from reading it. While I didn't like it, many people I know really loved this book. I think it is one of those books where you either really like it or really don't. If you like science and are not easily confused you should really give this a shot.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was my first of inspiration to the theory of time travel. I love the story, the adventure, and the possibility of what could happen if time could, in fact, be manipulated and folded...HG Wells is truly the pioneer of the subject. The book is fantastic, a must read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story very gripping
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was an interesting book. I would recommend this book to anyone 8+ who likes action, mystery & mechanics. I am just suprised that this book was so cheap. Best book I have ever read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked this book very good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a great book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book
Jenniferrr More than 1 year ago
I'm not a big fan of science fiction but the Time Machine by H.G. Wells has to be one of the gratest books I've read. In this book Wells talks about the fourth dimension known as time. The story of the book comes told by the Time Traveler and how he has been working on a time machine and how he gets it to work. He then goes to tell all about his travels. I would recomend this book to anybody I know who doesn't like reading or science. This is once of those books that can get the wheels turning inside somebody's head that they actually do like reading and that they were just reading the wrong type of books. The Time Machine will leave you staying up late just to finish one chapter after the next. It's one of those type of books where you can't put them down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting plot of the future, the way he interprets time was intriguing and new. Wells goes into great detail (without boring you) and really makes you visualize what hes saying. The ending i think could ve had more excitement or ended abruptly.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think its a good book and so far fun to read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The first chapter was a bit slow and disjointed but I am glad I stayed with it Wells is a gifted writer who can tell a good story and make you stop and think at the same time
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As soon as I finished, I only had one wish: if only it was longer. It was undeniably well written, and an awesome read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is for a book review section not facebook quit using this as a chat respond, its not!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! But this book was good had a good plot.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
H G Wells has always been one of my favorite scienc fiction authors. He doesn't compose thousedan-page novels because he doesn't need to. With The Time Machine he does just that. This short story grabbed me quick and wouldn't let me go! I loved his visions of the future and the detail he went to tell of it. I wasn't able to read his books as a kid but have always wanted to. Now that I finally have, I must admit, the hype was live up to. I would definitely recommend reading this short story if you'd like an intro to Wells, or just want another vision of the future. :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked it way more than I thought I would.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed reading!!' :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing book!!!!!! I was caught in the story within the first few pages
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was interesting but good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book read it