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The Time Machine

Wells, H. G., 1866-1946 (Paperback - 2002)
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?I’ve had a most amazing time....”

So begins the Time Traveller’s astonishing firsthand account of his journey 800,000 years beyond his own era?and the story that launched H.G. Wells’s successful career and earned him his reputation as the father of science fiction. With a speculative leap that still fires the imagination, Wells sends his brave explorer to face a future burdened with our greatest hopes...and our darkest fears. A pull of the Time Machine’s lever propels him to the age of a slowly dying Earth. There he discovers two bizarre races?the ethereal Eloi and the subterranean Morlocks?who not only symbolize the duality of human nature, but offer a terrifying portrait of the men of tomorrow as well. Published in 1895, this masterpiece of invention captivated readers on the threshold of a new century. Thanks to Wells’s expert storytelling and provocative insight, The Time Machine will continue to enthrall readers for generations to come.



Baker & Taylor
A classic novel of the future follows the Time Traveller as he hurtles one million years into the future and encounters a world populated by two distinct races, the childlike Eloi and the disgusting Morlocks who prey on the Eloi.

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& Taylor

A classic novel of the future follows the Time Traveller as he hurtles one million years into the future and encounters a world populated by two distinct races, the childlike Eloi and the disgusting Morlocks who prey on the Eloi. Reprint.

Authors: Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946
Statement of Responsibility: H.G. Wells ; with a new introduction by Greg Bear
Title: The time machine
Publisher: New York : Signet Classic, 2002
Characteristics: xix, 123 p. ; 18 cm.
LCCN: 2002066963
ISBN: 9780451528551
0451528557
Branch Call Number: CLASSICS FIC W
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Jul 01, 2013
  • red_bird_1018 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I didn't really understand the plot of this book. I thought it went all over the place and it was very hard to understand for me.
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May 20, 2013
  • pjberry rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Interesting story, when you consider that it is 19th century science fiction.

Feb 15, 2013
  • TikkaDubey rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I'm going to read the book, but I saw the old movie a few years back. I really did like the movie. It captivated me so much with it's fantastic characters and strange concept. It was one of the reasons I got so into the sci-fi scene! I hope the book is half as good.

Jul 12, 2012
  • richardhe rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

The plot isn't very captivating, but The Time Machine is very descriptive and insightful. It was interesting to read Well's explanations of certain events in the story using 19th century science. The frequent searching in the notes in the back of the book for the meaning behind certain words/phrases was slightly annoying, but nonetheless it was a pleasure to read.

Jun 28, 2012
  • ngg12345 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Written about 100 years ago, from the story it seems as if it was only written yesterday.

May 10, 2012
  • stacie_h rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Blew my mind. H.G Wells knows how to captivate his readers and then deliver a satisfying conclusion. I'll admit, there were parts in the book that I didn't initially understand and thought, "Why is this here and important?" However, the action picks up fast and halfway through the book you're glued and understand everything. The Time Machine is definitely going on my favorites list.

Mar 31, 2011
  • vwruleschick rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

It was an OK read, fascinating idea of the scientist creating a device that can transport you along the time continuum into the past and into the future. Check out the classic movie, too!

Oct 27, 2010
  • seanlee rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Short, but painfully boring. Too many long words. The plot was way too slow.

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Jul 12, 2012
  • richardhe rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

richardhe thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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Aug 13, 2014
  • Stephanie_Sibbald rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A group of men, including the narrator, is listening to the Time Traveller discuss his theory that time is the fourth dimension. The Time Traveller produces a miniature time machine and makes it disappear into thin air. The next week, the guests return, to find their host stumble in, looking disheveled and tired. They sit down after dinner, and the Time Traveller begins his story.

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