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The Time Machine [Download] ➵ The Time Machine Author H.G. Wells – Thomashillier.co.uk The Time Machine Literature Classics Complete EditionADDITIONAL CONTENT Active Table of Contents The Author Biography Annotation of The Time Machine Plot Summary Scholarship AdaptationsOVERVIEWThe Tim The Time Machine Literature Classics Complete EditionADDITIONAL CONTENT Active Table of Contents The Author Biography Annotation of The Time Machine Plot Summary Scholarship AdaptationsOVERVIEWThe Time Machine is a science fiction novella by H G Wells published in for the first time and later adapted into at least two feature films of the same name as well as two television versions and a large number of comic book adaptations It indirectly inspired many works of fiction in many media This word story is generally credited with the popularisation of the concept of time The Time Epub / travel using a vehicle that allows an operator to travel purposefully and selectively The term time machine coined by Wells is now universally used to refer to such a vehicle This work is an early example of the Dying Earth subgenreSUMMARYThe book's protagonist is an English scientist and gentleman inventor living in Richmond Surrey identified by a narrator simply as the Time Traveller The narrator recounts the Traveller's lecture to his weekly dinner guests that time is simply a fourth dimension and his demonstration of a tabletop model machine for travelling through it He reveals that he has built a machine capable of carrying a person and returns at dinner the following week to recount a remarkable tale becoming the new narratorIn the new narrative the Time Traveller tests his device with a journey that takes him to the year AD where he meets the Eloi a society of small elegant childlike adults They live in small communities within large and futuristic yet slowly deteriorating buildings doing no work and having a frugivorous diet His efforts to communicate with them are hampered by their lack of curiosity or discipline and he speculates that they are a peaceful communist society the result of humanity conuering nature with technology and subseuently evolving to adapt to an environment in which strength and intellect are no longer advantageous to survivalREVIEWS Stars Review fascinatedwriter WalmartThe Time Machine is one for the ages With its wonderful ideas and outlandish possibilities the Time Traveller who shall remain nameless sends you on a trip that boggles the mind and ignites your imagination as you sail through eons of time This world that H G Wells created in which there is a lasting and somewhat cruel cycle of life is one that haunts you and warms you at the same time His charecters make you love all the goodness in humanity while at the same time abhor its cruelties Thist is one that will send you back to your seat time and time again to travel from our time to the year and beyond Stars Review Mike GoodreadsThe Time Machine by H G Wells is an amazing piece of writing I can't believe it came out in I had almost no trouble reading it although there were occasional words that I did not recognize — words that have gone out of use in the years since the story's first publication But overall the writing the message and the excitement are as potent now as ever I recommend The Time Machine it anyone of any age who is curious open minded and willing to use their imagination Stars Review Safaeita ahsissene GoodreadsLRemarkably beautifulif it was not for the writing style i would've thought it to be a novel from our decade The way it has been writing is splendid books from that time have such an amazing way to stir our imagination and emotions I really truly loved it.

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  • The Time Machine
  • H.G. Wells
  • English
  • 17 March 2016

About the Author: H.G. Wells

Thomas Henry Huxley at the Normal School of Science Wells earned his bachelor of science and doctor of science degrees at the University of London After marrying his cousin Isabel Wells began to supplement his teaching salary with short stories and freelance articles then books including The Time Machine The Island of Dr Moreau The Invisible Man and The War of the Worlds Wells created a mild scandal when he divorced his cousin to marry one of his best students Amy Catherine Robbins Although his second marriage was lasting and produced The Time Epub / two sons Wells was an unabashed advocate of free as opposed to indiscriminate love He continued to openly have extra marital liaisons most famously with.



10 thoughts on “The Time Machine

  1. Bill Kerwin Bill Kerwin says:

    Returning to a novel you liked years ago is often a risky business particularly so when the genre of that novel is science fiction Nothing can age so rapidly as the past’s conception of the future and what once seemed cutting edge may after fifty years or appear simply ludicrousBecause of this I was delighted to find HG Wells' brief novel at least as charming and exciting as I remembered it the Time Traveler’s scientific lecture still intriguing the journey he describes still convincing and the sociological history he reveals to us—of the evolution of the two races the Eloi and the Morlocks still as persuasive as it it was in 1895 Okay I admit not uite as persuasive as evolutionary biology but—given the rising gap between the rich and the poor—still compelling as a parable and cautionary taleAlthough I remembered vividly both the origin and appearance of the Eloi and the Morlochs I had forgotten much of the rest and what I forgot made the book even better 1 the delightful clarity of the Time Traveler's exposition to his audience of dinner guests about the nature of time as a dimension and the possibility of traveling through it 2 the vivid description of the time trip itself a flickering cinematic style vision 3 the brutal destruction of the future of the English countryside brought about by the Traveler’s reintroduction of fire and 4 the end of his journey in a dying world of the far future and the almost religious tone of his musingsWhat was most clear to me however is how artfully HG Wells here combines scientific speculation sociological parable compelling adventure and philosophical meditation He both informs and delights while never wearying his reader in this book that is less than half the length of most of the first volumes of our current speculative fiction trilogiesStill a classic and one that our contemporary writers would do well to emulate

  2. Beth Beth says:

    One of the most difficult courses I took in college was a class called Sociological Theory The professor was either brilliant or a total nut I’m still not sure and one of the uestions for our final exam was actually Why? Use diagrams to support your responseUgh ugh ugh I walked out of that class with a B and I kid you not I have never worked so hard for a B in my life I pity the one guy in my class who walked away with an A and don’t even want to think about what his social life was like during that semester because I know mine was down the tubesAt one point the kooky prof mentioned The Time Machine as some interesting but not reuired reading to pick up on the side But since he already had us reading upwards of 1000 pages a week and we were reuired to hand in a 7 10 page paper every Monday just for the one class I was like “screw you HG Wells can kiss my ass” And that’s the funny thing about regret Because now I’m wishing I’d have made time in my busy schedule to read it Maybe I should have blown off another class for a couple hours so I could have read The Time Machine And then I could have thought about it in a state of mind that was open and receptive to what was being said and layering it with some weird academic extrapolations and connections the kind professors slurp up and it would become something ultra meaningful and profound Or something But no I read it now At age 29 Because I was dragging my feet and didn’t feel like finishing the book I’m supposed to be reading about Al aeda And so the entire time I was reading it I was like “hm interesting If I was a younger person and still remembered the specific details about theories I studied in my past life as a student the ideas in this book would have given me a nerd brain orgasm And hot diggity damn This book would have made a fantastic paper for my Soc Theory class By referencing several schools of sociological thought and combining those with discussions of evolution social deconstruction and combining all that with the social norms of Victorian peoples—that would have knocked that prof’s socks offSo anyway I liked this book okay I’m really not a huge science fiction fan and that aspect probably kept me from getting into it as much as I could have given its potential for creating nerd brain o’s Plus it was only 90 pages long It’s hard to really get into something that’s that short Parts of the story felt like they weren’t fleshed out enough and Wells seemed to have skimmed over several scenes that shouldn’t have been skimped on But then I found out that his original intent for this story was to turn it into a full fledged novel but that just never happened due to some financial burdens and it sort of made senseThe basic plot revolves around a Victorian gentleman and his theories about time travel To prove them he builds a machine and travels 800000 years into the future where he befriends a group of people the Eloi who are descended from modern human beings They are much shorter childlike people who only eat fruit and spend most of their day playing games They have no concept of work they have no critical thinking skills and are incapable of logical reaction to problems They are also terrified of the dark After spending a few days with them the Time Traveler discovers another distinct species also descended from modern man but of a much sinister nature This second group lives underground only comes out at night is a bit cunning than the gentle people who live aboveground and this group is also extremely predatory in that they cannibalize the Eloi These are the Morlocks The Time Traveler has several adventures during his time spent amongst the Eloi and the Morlocks and towards the end of the story Wells makes some fairly blatant comparisons between the Eloi and the ultra rich of our own society If they spend their entire days being attended to by others they will lose the ability to care for themselves and if they’re not careful over the course of time and evolution of the species they could turn into the Eloi a group of wimpy wimpsters upon whom a life of privilege has backfired

  3. J.L. Sutton J.L. Sutton says:

    Surely an oversight that I hadn't read HG Wells' The Time Machine before now By all accounts this is the original time travel story Still social class and how technical innovations change humanity are central to the story than whether the narrator was actually able to travel to 802701 AD Ever since time travel stories have been about exploring the possibilities of the present rather than some far flung future or past This novella was sometimes clunky but it was written in 1895 but I found it a uick and fun read which continues to be thought provoking And it has a solid ending

  4. Sean Barrs Sean Barrs says:

    I like science fiction that makes me imagine Ray Bradbury’s writing is a fantastic example His fiction is imaginative; yet it remains speculative Nothing feels forced or impossible The Time Machine on the other hand feels synthetic and false I just could not buy into the story here It is so very underwhelming It’s one of those pieces of writing in which the idea behind it causes the work to be celebrated but the actual thing itself the language the plot and the characters are as dull as dishwater It is mechanical clunky and overly descriptive There are long drawn out sections on scientific theory and mathematical formula All in all it’s just not very engaging As such I found it near impossible to invest in the story I did not care about the characters and for me this is one of the most important things I look for in fiction I need to be able to sympathise and relate to what the characters are going through otherwise the work feels cold and passionless I may as well read a plot summary in such cases because the work creates nothing for me it feels cold In the case of the The Time Machine I simply did not care how it ended or even how it began I just wanted it to be finished For me this is a classic case of a great idea done badly

  5. Always Pouting Always Pouting says:

    The Time Traveler invites over his friends and tells them of his theories about time traveling The next day when his friend returns he stumbles in late and then tells them a tale about his journey through time I really admired the writing though it may be dry or dense for some I think I've been reading long enough that it wasn't too much of an effort to read through this one The premise was interesting and I was anxious for the Time Traveler when he was recounting his journey to get back to the present so the story did draw me in Some of the social commentary felt uite uestionable and pessimistic though I enjoyed reading it though it's not very long and it was interesting Towards the end of the Time Traveler's journey I got a little bored but the ending was really good I appreciate an open ended ending that lets you keep imagining what happened

  6. Ahmad Sharabiani Ahmad Sharabiani says:

    797 The Time Machine HG WellsThe Time Machine is a science fiction novella by H G Wells published in 1895 and written as a frame narrative The work is generally credited with the popularization of the concept of time travel by using a vehicle that allows an operator to travel purposely and selectively forwards or backwards in time The term time machine coined by Wells is now almost universally used to refer to such a vehicleتاریخ نخستین خوانش روز شانزدهم ماه سپتامبر سال 2009 میلادیعنوان ماشین زمان؛ نویسنده هربرت جورج ولز؛ مترجم فرید جواهر کلام؛ تهران، سازمان کتابهای جیبی؛ 1346؛ در 176 ص؛ چاپ دیگر تهران، علمی فرهنگی، 1384؛ در 176 ص؛ شابک 9644456149؛ چاپ دیگر 1394، در سیزده و 203 ص؛ شابک 9786001215919؛ موضوع داستانهای علمی و خیال انگیز سده 19 ممترجم علی امید؛ تهران، سپیده، 1371؛ در 130 ص؛ شابک 9645773237؛ مترجم شهلا طهماسبی؛ تهران، نشر مرکز، کتبهای مریم، 1377؛ در 98 ص؛ شابک 9643053652؛ چاپ دوم 1379؛مترجم محمد دانش؛ تهران، شهر کتاب، هرمس، 1383؛ در 124 ص؛ شابک 9643632520؛ مترجم علی فاطمیان؛ تهران، چشم انداز، 1379؛ در 236 ص؛ شابک 9644222318؛ مترجم علی الستی؛ تهران، بهجت، 1383؛ در 174 ص؛ مترجم عبدالحسین شریفیان؛ تهران، چشمه، چاپ اول 1387، چاپ دوم 1388؛ در 133 ص؛ شابک 9789643623722؛ مترجم امین دادور؛ تهران، آریا نگار، 1391؛ در 64 ص؛ شابک 9786006251110؛ مترجم سوده کریمی؛ تهران، ذکر، قاصدک، 1395؛ در 32 ص؛ مصور، شابک 9789643077754؛ قهرمان داستان، با یک وسیله ی مکانیکی، به آینده ی نامعلومی، سفر می‌کند در آنجا میفهمد، که بشریت به دو دسته تقسیم شده است دسته ی اول الوئیها، که اشراف بیمایه و ترسویی هستند، که در باغ‌های خود زندگی می‌کنند، و از میوه‌ های درختان تغذیه می‌کنند دسته ی دوم مورلاکها، که کارگرانی هستند که در زیرزمین زندگی می‌کنند زحمتکشانی که، گرچه کور شده‌ اند، اما به مدد نیروی گذشته، به کار خود، بر روی وسیله ی مکانیکی پیچیده، و زنگزده‌ ای، که هیچ چیز تولید نمی‌کند، ادامه میدهند استوانه‌ هایی با پلکان پیچاپیچ، این دو دنیا را به هم وصل می‌کنند در شبهای بی مهتاب، مورلاک‌ها که از مغاک‌های خود بیرون میآیند، و از الوئی‌ها، تغذیه می‌کنند قهرمان بینام، به تشویق مورلاک‌ها، از آینده میگریزد، و به زمان حال بازمیگردد او از این سفر تنها یک یادگاری به ارمغان می‌آورد، که آنهم گلی ناشناخته است، که چون آن را در زمین بکارند، تا هزاران سال نگذرد، شکوفه نخواهد داد ا شربیانی

  7. Anne Anne says:

    An EXCELLENT adventureOk so I'm sort of ashamed of myself because I thought this was a graphic novel of The Time Machine and I was planning on using it to cut corners As in I want to read the story butnot really And I didn't flip through this before snagging it at the libraryWell this is the graphic version in the same way that Dr Seuss is a graphic version of a story Basically this is a picture book for the 6 and up crowd who are just learning to read and need the story dumbed waaaaaay down for themSo yeah It was pretty much right on my levelRegardless this would be a good way to introduce kids andor lazy fuckers like myself to classics

  8. Dan Schwent Dan Schwent says:

    A Victorian era scientist calls together a group of men and tells them of his recent adventure a trip through timeI had intended to participate in a reading of this with the Distinguished Society of Pantless Readers but once I had a taste I wolfed the whole tale down in one sittingThe Time Machine is probably the first time travel story and definitely a spiritual ancestor of every time travel story since The nameless time traveler whips up a time machine and travels through time What could be simpler?The Traveler goes to the year 802000 and encounters the descendants of man the Eloi and the Morlocks Wells uses the Eloi and the Morlocks to illustrate the class differences in his own time but the Traveler's speculation on the haves and have nots sounded very familiar a nice bit of timeless social satire After some misadventures he returns home and no one believes him To show those assholes he goes on another jaunt and was never head from again At least at the time of the Time Machine's publicationThe Time Machine broke a lot of new ground It was probably the first time travel story and it could be argued that it was both the first dystopian sf story and the first Dying Earth tale It's also not much of a stretch to call it an ancestor of the planetary romance genre as well There's not a lot separating The Traveler from John Carter of Mars if you think about itWhile there's a lot of fun timey wimey stuff going on Wells' prose isn't easy to digest Part of it is the writing style of the time and another part is that science fiction was still in diapers at the time this was written Wells' depiction of future Earth was a very memorable one one that influenced countless authors that came after Adjusting for the time period The Time Machine is a fun yet somewhat difficult read Four out of five Sonic Screwdrivers

  9. Glenn Russell Glenn Russell says:

    The Time Machine is a true classic Originally published in 1895 H G Wells’ short novel of time travel is one of the most beloved works in all of science fiction Back when I was a twelve year old I vividly recall watching the 1960 film with Mom and Dad at the local movie house Traveling through time with the turn of the century scientist as he encounters first the Eloi and then the Morlocks proved to be among my most powerful childhood experiences As I’m sure was the case with thousands of viewers after reading the short novel I discovered the book was actually better than the movie I just did do a reread and my judgement is confirmed – the book is truly outstanding worth a read or reread by both those new to science fiction as well as avid fans of the genre SF Masterworks wisely published the novel as a stand alone and also combined with the author’s The War of the Worlds The tale is told as a frame story that is the narrator is one of five guests in the home of a British gentleman referred to as the Time Traveller One evening the Time Traveller shares his ideas about time and space and then displays a model of a device the size of a small clock he claims can move through time After the Time Traveller places the finely crafted model on his desk next to his lamp and flips a switch all the guests are astonished when the little time machine vanishes At their next meeting the guests are taken aback when the Time Traveller enters the room pale scrapped and his clothes dusty and dirty He then proceeds to recount his extraordinary experience in the last eight days an experience mostly focusing on his encounters in the far distant future in the year 802701 AD Firstly next to a large white sphinx he is surrounded by a band of small frail beautiful graceful people all with curly hair and wearing tunics and sandals He soon learns they live communally in one buildings and are strict vegetarians eating only a curious futuristic fruit Such a future race prompts the Time Traveller and indirectly the author to pose a number of philosophic uestions Is this close resemblance of men and women a conseuence of there being no need for physical force or to protect themselves from beasts or enemies? Why the sameness in all these people he comes to know as the Eloi children simply miniatures of adults? Is individuality a thing of the past? What are the reasons for their lack of curiosity and absence of any written language? What accounts for the apparent dearth of struggle and suffering? Is all what he's seeing the inevitable result of the elimination of class and rank? However as he acknowledges his general assumptions about the circumstances of their lives proves to be inaccurate But then it happens he discovers his Time Machine is gone Who moved it? Where is it now? This is but the first in a series of additional shocks the Time Traveller recognizes although they spend their days eating and chatting together dancing and playing and having casual sex the Eloi lack any deep feelings for one another This stark fact is brought home when he watches a helpless woman carried down the river and not one of the Eloi comes to her rescue Undaunted the Time Traveller pulls her out of the water Her name is Weena and she and the Time Traveller subseuently form an emotional bond The most shocking revelation there is a second race inhabiting this future world a larger ferocious race with white fur and blazing eyes a race living with their machines under the earth the Morlocks Thus the plot uickly thickens The the Time Traveller grasps the dynamics of this future world the sinister and disturbing Is all this he muses the inevitable outcome of the division of class the idle aristocrats on one side and the laboring commoners on the other? His philosophic assumptions about a future society have been shattered After all he didn’t bring any provisions with him on his time travel since he assumed future peoples would maintain and expand science and technology thereby furnishing him with any needs he might have for things like medicine or clothing And to think he also took it for granted there would be one and only one future race of humans Who would have guessed the human race would split in two? With the appearance of the Morlocks Wells’ tale kicks into one of high adventure Along the way the Time Traveller battles the Morlocks with an iron club and that most decisive part of human development fire Weena places two white flowers in his trouser pocket flowers he eventually shows his five guests upon his return to Victorian England flowers that serve as material evidence his time travel is fact not fiction Also worth noting the Time Traveller reports even distant future times One particular account of a race of kangaroo like brutes that have evolved from future humans was deemed too disturbing and cut by the author’s editors Yet even without this specific inclusion what the Time Traveler sees is truly remarkable A classic work of science fiction not to be missedBritish author H G Wells 1866 1946“So as I see it the Upperworld man had drifted towards his feeble prettiness and the Underworld to mere mechanical industry But that perfect state had lacked one thing even for mechanical perfection—absolute permanency Apparently as time went on the feeding of an Underworld however it was effected had become disjointed Mother Necessity who had been staved off for a few thousand years came back again and she began below The Underworld being in contact with machinery which however perfect still needs some little thought outside habit had probably retained perforce rather initiative if less of every other human character than the Upper And when other meat failed them they turned to what old habit had hitherto forbidden H G Wells The Time Machine

  10. Justin Justin says:

    The Time Machine is like going to Jimmy John's to get a sandwich because the bread is just amazing It's so much better than any other sandwich chain out there and I'm convinced they are using some form of illegal addictive substance in the baking process that keeps me coming back for The Time Machine is like that but you only get turkey on your sandwich No cheese or mayo or lettuce or tomato Just turkey The bread is still amazing though Just like the beginning and the ending of The Time Machine I loved how the books starts with the time traveler guy just hanging out with a bunch of dudes smoking away on cigars and drinking brandy No one has a real name They're just all hanging out and the guy is telling them this crazy story about how he travelled in this machine way out into the future It all seems so ridiculous and everyone is all skeptical But the guy keeps going And his story isn't really all that exciting after all It's like that one friend you have that tells you a story they think is the best story in the history of stories and they give you every little detail of the story so you're all bored to death listening to this stupid thing until your friend finally gets to the end of the story which is actually really good but hot diggity you didn't need to hear every mundane detail leading up to the good stuff That's how this book was for me which was kind of a bummer because it was about time travel It started and ended strong but I just felt kinda bored in the middle when the guy is just wandering around with the future creature things I can appreciate all this did for the science fiction genre and time travel and whatnot but I was a little underwhelmed Three stars for the delicious bread but I needed condiments on my sandwich to give it a little flavor Jimmy John's FTW I'm now gonna time travel into the future by sleeping No machine needed See you tomorrow

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