The Time Machine

The Time Machine


Introduction by:
Notes by: Steve Maclean
Editor:

Format
Paperback
Price
$10.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780141439976
  • 128 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

When a Victorian scientist propels himself into the year a.d. 802,701, he is initially delighted to find that suffering has been replaced by beauty, contentment, and peace. Entranced at first by the Eloi, an elfin species descended from man, he soon realizes that these beautiful people are simply remnants of a once-great culture—now weak and childishly afraid of the dark. They have every reason to be afraid: in deep tunnels beneath their paradise lurks another race descended from humanity—the sinister Morlocks. And when the scientist’s time machine vanishes, it becomes clear he must search these tunnels if he is ever to return to his own era.

  • Includes a newly established text, a full biographical essay on Wells, a list of further reading, and detailed notes
  • Marina Warner’s introduction considers Wells’s development of the “scientific romance” and places the novel in the context of its time

 

The Time Machine

The Time Machine

H.G. Wells, Introduction by: Marina Warner, Notes by: Steve Maclean, Editor: Patrick Parrinder

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