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A scientist invents a time machine and uses it to travel hundreds of thousands of years into the future, where he discovers the childlike Eloi and the hideous underground Morlocks.
Gr 7 Up -Wells's simple stories are surefire hits. Is time travel possible? What would it be like to be invisible? These slim versions of the classics provide both the mind-bending plots-although slightly edited, such as a twist ending in The Time Machine -and also some discussion questions and writing prompts. The artwork and paneling are slightly oversize, hinting at a younger audience, but the coloring and lettering have that familiar computer-enhanced sleekness comic readers know well by now. Because of the simplified texts and the slimness of the volumes, these titles are great choices for boosting the reading interests and skills of reluctant readers.-John Leighton, Brooklyn Public Library, NYCopyright 2008 Reed Business Information.
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|1. The Text||1|
|2. The Sphinx-Question||2|
|3. The Two Socialisms||4|
|4. Eloi and Morlocks||7|
|5. The Two Cultures||12|
|The Time Machine: An Invention (1895)||19|
|App. I. The Chronic Argonauts (1888)||174|
|App. II. The Time Traveller's Story (March-June 1894)||196|
|App. III. Excerpts from The time Machine (Jan.-May 1895)||221|
|App. IV. "Mammon," by Walker Glockenhammer (H. G. Wells)||229|
|App. V. "The Fourth Dimension," by E. A. Hamilton-Gordon||233|
|App. VI. Excerpts from "Evolution and Ethics," by T. H. Huxley||240|
|App. VII. Robert W. Paul on the Time Machine and the History of Movies||244|