The Time Machine [NOOK Book]

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Originally published in 1895, this short novel is thought to be the source of the idea of time travel as a concept in science fiction. In fact, H.G. Wells may have created the term 'time machine' in this book.

The narrator, called the Time Traveller, visits the year 802,701 A.D., where he visits the society of this future time.

Adventure awaits as he attempts to escape from the villainous Morlocks and witnesses the end of the earth in very distant future.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012658449
  • Publisher: Matsuzine Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/16/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 96 KB

Meet the Author

Herbert George Wells (1866 – 1946) is best known for his many science fiction stories. He also wrote in many other genres, although these works are less known today.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2002

    A wonderful book

    This book is one of the most interesting books that highschools should read. I would recommend this book to anyone.

    53 out of 67 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2002

    The DEPTH!

    If you have a brain, this book is for you. This book is a amazing piece of literature, and I had no idea before reading it that its actually so short. Its not even 200 pages! But its still one amazing book. H.G. Wells was one amazing writer, to be able to compile so much thought into so few words. Again, if you have a brain, you will realize as you read it that it contains a critiscism on society and a moral lesson as well as providing a entertaining story. If you fell asleep while reading this, then that part of your brain that handles thought was obviously on strike.

    22 out of 29 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2011

    Great Book! Will Keep You Reading!

    The reason I chose this book to read, is because I had just finished reading "Ender's Game" by Orson Scott Card and I was still craving some science fiction. My teacher handed us a list of Honors books that we should be reading and I saw "The Time Machine". I decided to read it and I loved it! I read it everywhere I went! Some of my teachers even had to take it away so I could focus in class! Some reasons I recommend this book to you is because of its amazing ability to keep you reading, it is so interesting, I loved the detail that made me shiver, it painted a picture in my head that was amazing, and it makes your mind think differently, and lastly, the story line is just great. If you liked the "Ender" series, then you will love this book! It will keep you reading, and you will love it!

    11 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2014

    RP

    Roleplaying is retarded. GET A LIFE IDIOTS!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2012

    I just love it

    I love to type and this nook is so awesome but comment back if you kniw julian bell.

    1 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2012

    Surprisingly Fun

    When you hear someone is called the Father of Science Fiction, you expect his works to be more fatherly and less science fictiony. However, Well's "The Time Machine" is an innovative and intelligent visualization of what the distant future may still hold true for the human race.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2012

    This book is lame

    So boring i mean really waz up with the title and the person in the book is gos darn stupid he only makes a time maichene

    1 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2010

    The Time Machine. H.G.Wells New York: Scholastic Inc. 2002. 123 pages.

    This story is about a man who builds a time machine which represents the fourth dimension to take him into the future where no one knows what will happen. Other people did not believe him, for this theory sounded so absurd.

    When he finally goes into the future, he sees the whole world's ups and downs flash right in front of him, minutes at a time. When this machine arrives to its destination, he had been confronted by shy, unintelligent, yet beautiful creatures. These creatures were not as though he would have expected to be. He had visualized them as intelligent and outgoing citizens of a cleaner planet. Later he discovered that he was actually talking to a younger, less advanced group and that he had landed in the year of 802,701. The time that he had landed in actually was cleaner, there were hardly any diseased bugs on the plants to harm then, and the water and air was also clean as well. After the time traveler discovered that he was in gargantuan trouble when his time machine disappeared. The time traveler was not prepared for this situation at all, he didn't have any weapons, flash lights, or any other source that could prepare him for another machine such as the one he had built.

    When the time machine went missing, the traveler had gone out on a search through this unfamiliar world. The only friend or familiar person was one of the beautiful creatures named Weena, whom he loved very much. Weena was a wonderful companion for the time traveler, though she was in a child-like state of mind.

    I would recommend this particular story because it shows you a different kind of theory of how the future may end up. It lets you think different about how our descendents could turn up to be. Instead of imagining the future as a fulfilling, loving, kind, and advanced world, it takes you where you may want to think differently from now on. Instead the futuristic world may be filled with, frightening, shy, cannibalistic, unintelligent creatures.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 15, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    I Also Recommend:

    Haunting, Memorable and Cool Classic Science Fiction

    The Time Machine is more than cool, classic sci-fi. It's more than just THE original story to include a scientific rationale to time travel. It's a story that delves into the differences and injustices of class relations. It's a story that considers a burgeoning scientific revolution. And it's a story that explores evolution and the fate of mankind (at the same time as the World is still grapples with Darwin's theory).

    The story is quite simple. The Time Traveller (TTT - no name is given) creates a machine that's able to travel through time. TTT demonstrates, in miniature, how the machine works and then travels himself, in full scale, 800,000 years into the future. The narration is handled by The Writer (also no name is given) who witnesses the miniature demonstration and is present when TTT returns from his trip to the future.

    TTT finds himself in a future inhabitated by the child-like Eloi living a vegetarian and almost Luddite existence. The Eloi are innocent, fun-loving, sympathetic simpletons. When his time machine disappears, TTT explores this future land and ultimately discovers the Eloi's underground-dwelling symbiotic cousins - the Morlocks. Symbollically, the Eloi serve the role of aristocracy, patrician, or white collar; while the Morlocks serve the role as commonor, plebian, proletariat or blue collar. The Morlocks are carnivores (you can guess where they get their meat), and industrial, who can only see in the dark and are afraid of fire and the light.

    After battle the Morlocks and losing his one Eloi friend, Weena, TTT recovers his Time Machine and launches himself further into the future.

    The image of a desolate, grim far-future inhabited only by large crab-like creatures is as haunting and memorable to me as an adult as it was when I first read it 20+ years ago. The Signet edition of The Time Machine includes one additional future vignette that was edited out of the definitive edition of the story. This additional scene precedes TTT's visit to the crab-beach. He finds what he believes to be the last vestiges of humanity having taken the shape of large grey formless rabbits who are hunted by enormous caterpillars. These few additional pages evoke the same creepiness as the beach crabs and are a nice complement to the original story.

    TTT relates his journey at a dinner party at his home. We view his adventure and discourse through The Writer's detailed account of TTT's return. English society is represented at the dinner party and, naturally, nobody quite believes the tale.

    Modern scifi stalwart Greg Bear writes an introduction to the Signet addition and provides informative context to the story, it's place in writing history, and background on H.G. Wells as well as his place in the authorial pantheon.

    If you've never read The Time Machine before, I strongly recommend you jump into this turn of the 19th Century classic. It's a little soft by modern comparison, but it's the original upon which so much contemporary scifi is based.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2006

    An interesting book

    This book was one of the best books ive ever red. I realy enjoyed how H.G Wells kept you intersted in the whole book by telling tou something and telling you he will explain later. You will never expect how well he explains the simple things and makes them outstanding. He does a lot of show not tells. The characters he makes up is just phonominal, and how he desribes how they look. I hope you enjoy this book as much as i did.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2006

    The Time Machine!

    The Time Machine was challenging for me. I am not going to lie at all, a lot of the vocabulary was new to me and that made it difficult to really get what the book was saying. I did get the book though, even with me not knowing some vocab, I got it. I also really enjoyed greatly. It made you think about the posibilities of our future and showed how much of a genius H.G. Wells was. How he predicted all of these events occuring. he was amazing! The book puts the what you think impossibilities to life. It is a non stop, action packed, thriller that adds excitment and thought in to it. I mean a book with the future world in it has to be awsome. I would definately reconmed it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2006

    This book was amazing!

    I loved how he captured all the details making it very fun and intresting. It really brought out his creativity. Nice Job!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2002

    'Time Machine'

    I thought this book 'Time Machine' was poorly written and worth sleeping through. I am also not a big fan of science fiction books but this one I just did not like. It was a boring book although some parts are pretty interesting. I do not recommend this book.

    1 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2001

    This book is the best!!!!

    Usually I am not interested in bokks but i had to do an adventure book for a book report of mine and i picked this book. At first it seemed like a regular sci fi book but it turned out to be a suspensful story. I think that readers, young and old, should read this book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2000

    Riveting!

    When I started reading The Time Machine, I couldn't put it down, not even for meals. I finishing it in a day and a half. It's a fascinating look at how we might evolve in the far future. A very enjoyable read. After reading The Time Machine, I had a feeling H.G. Wells wouldn't disappoint me with The Invisble Man. This chilling tale follows a young scientist gone mad when he discovers a way to become invisible. Unfortunutely, there is no turining back. This story was just as well written as The Time Machine. It took me only two days to read. I highly recommend getting this set of two instead of one or the other. Once you are captured, you will be eager to read more of his work.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2000

    TIME MACHINE REVIEW

    H.G. Wells' Time Machine is the definition of a true Science Fiction novel. He uses many literary tools to convey the story of a young scientist who travels to the year 802,701 A.D. He finds that the human race (the eloi) has been made slaves of the mutant morlocks. His journey descibes a future world that has suffered from years of war. In the future, the scientist loses his time machine and has no way of returning to 1900(the year is not specifically mentioned). Will he ever return? He has all the time in world.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2014

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    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2013

    About kim possible...

    I don't have disney channel (yeah, i know,"how are you still alive if you don't have disney channel?") But, whats the story with the girl with green hair?

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted December 27, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2013

    Anonymous

    I hate this book. It makes me sad. Its an insult to all other books.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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