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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|
Posted May 10, 2002
Posted December 19, 2002
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.
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Posted January 1, 2011
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!
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Posted August 26, 2012
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.
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Posted January 23, 2012
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
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Posted April 28, 2002
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.
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