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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.

'I've had a most amazing time . . . '
 
So begins the Time Traveller's astonishing firsthand account of his journey eight hundred thousand years beyond his own era—and the story that launched H. G. Wells's successful career and earned him the 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 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.
 
With an Introduction by Greg Bear and a New Afterword by Simon J. James
 

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    9780451470706

    January 2, 2015

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    160 pages

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    9780141199344

    July 16, 2012

    Penguin Classics

    128 pages

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    9780141439976

    April 20, 2005

    Penguin Classics

    144 pages

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  • The Time Machine
    H. G. Wells, H.G. Wells

    EBook

    9780141974415

    July 25, 2012

    Penguin eBooks

    96 pages

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  • The Time Machine
    H. G. Wells, H.G. Wells

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    9780141915272

    April 20, 2005

    Penguin eBooks

    144 pages

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