Written by visionary H. G. Wells in 1894, The Time Machine is the seminal time travel tale, having spawned an entire genre of fiction and having inspired thousands of books, movies, and dreams. This classic novella marks the first use of the term time machine, and it portrays the first journey through time in a device that can be controlled precisely by its operator. The Time Machine was written as a serial in New Review magazine between 1894 and 1895, granting Wells the sum of $100 and the world a new dimension in which to dream.
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About 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.
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
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Time Machine is a book I read once in high school (from the school library), loved it, and for some reason or another have never come back to it again until recently. While scanning through the time travel section, (yes, I am a time travel fiction die hard), this cover caught my attention, and when I noticed it was H.G. Wells' The Time Machine, I decided it was time for me to revisit this classic story and pick up this edition. Wells writes efficiently, never unnecessarily verbose, yet he still paints a fully developed story. While his classic style may be off-putting for those on the short end of the attention span range, I find Wells' style to be elegant and intriguing. It's a milestone in scifi, time travel stories, and even literature as a whole. I enjoyed it as much in my 30s as I did in my teens.