Penguin English Library The Time Machine by H G WellsPenguin English Library The Time Machine by H G Wells

Penguin English Library The Time Machine

byH G Wells

Paperback | July 31, 2012


The Penguin English Library Edition of The Time Machine by H. G. Wells 'Great shapes like big machines rose out of the dimness, and cast grotesque black shadows, in which dim spectral Morlocks sheltered from the glare' Chilling, prophetic and hugely influential, The Time Machine sees a Victorian scientist propel himself into the year 802,701 AD, where he is delighted to find that suffering has been replaced by beauty and contentment in the form of the Eloi, an elfin species descended from man. But he soon realizes that they are simply remnants of a once-great culture - now weak and living in terror of the sinister Morlocks lurking in the deep tunnels, who threaten his very return home. H. G. Wells defined much of modern science fiction with this 1895 tale of time travel, which questions humanity, society, and our place on Earth. The Penguin English Library - 100 editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century and the very first novels to the beginning of the First World War.
In the space of less than four years, H. G. Wells (1866-1946) published four of the most influential, original and hair-raising of all works of science-fiction. In a life of tireless experiment, travelling and intellectual engagement, Wells was both a leading public figure and one of the great imaginers of the modern world. Wells's ot...
Title:Penguin English Library The Time MachineFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 7.78 × 5.14 × 0.32 inPublished:July 31, 2012Publisher:Penguin UkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0141199342

ISBN - 13:9780141199344

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