The Time Machine (Large Print)

The Time Machine (Large Print)

by H. G. Wells


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ISBN-13: 9788184568240
Publisher: Tutis Digital Publishing Pvt. Ltd.
Publication date: 01/11/2008
Pages: 180
Product dimensions: 0.38(w) x 9.21(h) x 6.14(d)

About the Author

H.G. Wells (1866-1946) published his first novel, The Time Machine, to critical and popular acclaim in 1895. Socially progressive and visionary in intellect, he became one of the most prolific writers of his generation. Through books like The Invisible Man and War of the Worlds, he explored a wide variety of social, philosophical, and political ideas through the medium of what we now call science fiction.

Date of Birth:

September 21, 1866

Date of Death:

August 13, 1946

Place of Birth:

Bromley, Kent, England

Place of Death:

London, England


Normal School of Science, London, England

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The Time Machine (Norton Critical Editions) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 110 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is one of the most interesting books that highschools should read. I would recommend this book to anyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you have a brain, this book is for you. This book is a amazing piece of literature, and I had no idea before reading it that its actually so short. Its not even 200 pages! But its still one amazing book. H.G. Wells was one amazing writer, to be able to compile so much thought into so few words. Again, if you have a brain, you will realize as you read it that it contains a critiscism on society and a moral lesson as well as providing a entertaining story. If you fell asleep while reading this, then that part of your brain that handles thought was obviously on strike.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When you hear someone is called the Father of Science Fiction, you expect his works to be more fatherly and less science fictiony. However, Well's "The Time Machine" is an innovative and intelligent visualization of what the distant future may still hold true for the human race.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was one of the best books ive ever red. I realy enjoyed how H.G Wells kept you intersted in the whole book by telling tou something and telling you he will explain later. You will never expect how well he explains the simple things and makes them outstanding. He does a lot of show not tells. The characters he makes up is just phonominal, and how he desribes how they look. I hope you enjoy this book as much as i did.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved how he captured all the details making it very fun and intresting. It really brought out his creativity. Nice Job!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Usually I am not interested in bokks but i had to do an adventure book for a book report of mine and i picked this book. At first it seemed like a regular sci fi book but it turned out to be a suspensful story. I think that readers, young and old, should read this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I started reading The Time Machine, I couldn't put it down, not even for meals. I finishing it in a day and a half. It's a fascinating look at how we might evolve in the far future. A very enjoyable read. After reading The Time Machine, I had a feeling H.G. Wells wouldn't disappoint me with The Invisble Man. This chilling tale follows a young scientist gone mad when he discovers a way to become invisible. Unfortunutely, there is no turining back. This story was just as well written as The Time Machine. It took me only two days to read. I highly recommend getting this set of two instead of one or the other. Once you are captured, you will be eager to read more of his work.
Tassinee on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I think this is very good book. It was really interesting when the time traveller planned out that he was going on a trip to the future. It really intense when the author explained about how the time traveller had to fight with the Morlocks in order to get his time machine back, and go back to his time. The idea in the story that I didn't like was when the characters were unnamed, I find it a bit annoying, on the another hand it also makes the reader wants to continue reading the book. Everything written down in this book is so detailed and I can picture it in my head, which was like watching a movie. Based on this story, the later in the future probably feels like in the very very past in the history, because there were no technology and living with the nature. When he went to the future he met an elloi called Weena who helped him through his journey, but sadly she died the night before the time traveller was leaving, he also met the morlocks who lived underground and are always mean and aggressive. You can look at this story in different perspectives and you can understand it in different ways.This story was very interesting, there are many twists in the story and I couldn't really guest what is coming up next, so I kept reading...I would like to recommend this book to people who likes reading science fiction books!:)
ladybug74 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed most of this story, but was a bit disappointed with the ending. I just expected more to happen at the end, so it was a bit of a let down for me. The traveler's trip through time was interesting and, fortunately, this took up most of the book. Wells had an interesting, but scary, concept about what would happen to the human race in the future. When the traveler (who I don't believe was ever given a name) first traveled into the future and found the earth to be a strange place with a strange race of humans, I could not help but to be reminded of Gulliver's Travels.
sprunger19 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I read this just after reading The War of the Worlds and I was not as impressed with this work. It seemed short. The explanation of the origins of the Morlocks and the Eloi (is Eloi plural?) was done in just a few pages in a sudden flash of insight from the time traveler. There is no other proof or insight put forth in the rest of the book however. Nevertheless I think this book is very much worth reading.
brittlandess on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The Time Machine begins with an unnamed narrator speaking of how he met the Time Traveler whose name is not given. He tells of how he and a group of other people came to hear about what the Time Traveler thinks of time travel and the fourth dimension. This is then followed by the Time Traveler showing a miniature version of the time machine and tells of how it disappears as well as telling them his plans. A week passes before the narrator tells of how the group came back and waited for the Time Traveler as he had specified. When the Time Traveler comes into the room they are waiting in, they find him a mess and, after eating, learn of where the man had been and what had happened. The story from then on is continuous dialogue, save for the end and some actions by the Time Traveler, as the Time Traveler tells his story. The Time Traveler tells of how the trip through time was and what the land he saw upon arrival was like. He told of the creatures that were our descendants and how they acted. The Time Traveler described how humanity had changed and how Earth had also changed. Later on the night he arrives, the Time Traveler find that his time machine had been stolen. The Time Traveler speaks of his panic and tells of how he had spent that first night in the future. The day after the Time Traveler arrives, he tries to talk to the people in an attempt to find the time machine. He talks about Weena, a girl with whom he becomes friends with after saving her from drowning. The Time Traveler and Weena gain a deep friendship. Later, the Time Traveler catches the first glimpse of the Morlocks, a race that has also descended from humanity and those that stole the Time Traveler¿s time machine. Living underground with great eyesight in the dark, the Time Traveler decides one day to go down a deep hole to where he had seen one climb. He describes how terrible this was for him after they had started to poke and touch him. The Time Traveler had run and started to realize that the darkness in which the Morlocks lived in was what terrified the ¿Eloi¿, the race that the Time Traveler had become familiar with. The Time Traveler, also afraid of the Morlocks by this time, decides to go to a place he had seen earlier to try to take shelter during the new moon. Going to what he dubs the Palace of Green Porcelain, the Time Traveler finds out that this place is actually a museum which has various things that the Time Traveler knew of from his time as well as some newer things. This gave the Time Traveler a chance to get a weapon and some more matches, something that he had used to ward the Morlocks off when they came too close. On the way back to where Weena lived, the Time Traveler and Weena were attacked by the Morlocks while they set up camp in a forest at night and, unfortunately, left the fire unattended long enough for it to go out. The Time Traveler ends up running out of the forest as well as setting fire to it, leaving Weena who, if she wasn¿t eaten by the Morlocks, to burn. As the Time Traveler returns to where the Eloi had mostly been, he sees a door which had been previously locked open. He heads down, thinking that if the Morlocks are down there, he would use the matches to ward them off. This backfires when he is unable to light a match and, luckily, clambers onto the time machine and goes further into the future. This results in the Time Traveler seeing the sun become large and create a constant sunset. The Time Traveler is nearly attacked again by large crablike creatures before he decides to go back to his own time finally. The tale ends with him arriving the week after he had previously talked with the group. When the Time Traveler finishes his story, many of the people do not believe this account while the narrator is curious. The day after this, the narrator goes to the Time Traveler who has decided to go to the future and take pictures as proof. After this happens, the Time Traveler is never seen again.Reading a book such as the Ti
fyrefly98 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Summary: His Victorian colleagues don't believe he's constructed a time machine, but the Time Traveller returns with a tale to tell, of his journey to the year 802,701. There (Then?) he found that humankind had evolved into two distinct races: the childlike Eloi, who live a life of leisure, free of worry, sickness, or care; and the Morlocks, who are more mechanically inclined but dwell exclusively underground. The Morlocks steal his time machine immediately after he arrives, and in his attempts to get it back, he discovers that the life of the Eloi is not as idyllic as it might seem.Review: As much as I love the genre of science fiction as a whole, The Time Machine is one of my first forays into its origins. I was already fairly well-versed in its plot from having read the fantastic The Map of Time earlier this summer, but I was surprised to find that the main point of the book was not the technology or its consequences, but rather a statement of Wells's beliefs about the effects of class division on the human condition. Of course, the social politics are wrapped up in a fantastical adventure story, but they're not buried particularly deep. I also didn't find the message to be particularly complex, or even particularly plausible.But, setting aside the underlying theme, Wells certainly manages to tell a good story. His vision of the Eloi's world is fascinating, and I spent a lot of time thinking about how things got from here to there. (I particularly loved the scene in the ruined museum.) Once the protagonist leaves the time of the Eloi, he goes even farther into the future, and Wells's vision of a desolate Earth under a dying sun is nightmarishly vivid. It's a very short book - barely long enough to qualify as a novella, really - and part of me wishes it were longer, with a more complex plot. The prose, while not as dense as I was expecting, did take some getting used to, but overall it was definitely worth the read. 3.5 out of 5 stars.Recommendation: It probably should be read by every sci-fi fan, particularly those interested in time travel stories, as a basis of where the genre started; it's quick enough and with an interesting enough story to win over even the more ardent avoiders of the classics.
vanishext on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Great time travel classic. I have read it three times.
KarenLeeField on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Of course I¿ve seen the movies, but this is the first time I¿ve read the book. The first scene was hard to get through, very technical and complicated, but hugely warranted as it gave the story substance and credibility. Not that I understood any of it.When the travelling started, however, it became much easier to read ¿ and, hence, more enjoyable.And it is a great story.I¿ve always been interested in time travel and parallel travel, so this story fed that obsession well. It was interesting to note that a writer from our past could feed ideas to the reader and somehow close the gap, before going on to show us a future that was well thought out.I enjoyed the romantic side of the story, and the cannibalistic side as well. I found it interesting to see that Wells has predicted the Earth colliding with the sun. And I found the ending of the story left me pondering what I would do if I were in the main character¿s shoes. After such a narrow escape, would I go on another adventure?I think it would be impossible not to.
Radaghast on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A great, almost haunting novel. Wells does not get nearly enough credit for The Time Machine. There is much more here than meets the eye.
BrynDahlquis on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Simply amazing, and very intense. I only put it down once, when it all started to overflow in my brain and I had to let it settle (plus it was two in the morning). It's the kind of book that can really impact your emotions, if that makes any sense. It made me feel lonely and awestruck and I'm finding it hard to stop thinking about it.
pheelowesq on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Mr. Wells, again, writes a fabulous tale. He manages to create a robust character, who turns out to be more introspective than most when faced with cannibals, from a man traveling through Time and recounting his adventure at a dinner party. It's a lovely book, full of sound speculation, most of which could be true. The way the Time Travelers different hypotheses change as he is confronted with more facts is a great window into reason; the facts with which he is confronted are a testament to Mr. Wells imagination. This book is tight and thoughtful.
tgraettinger on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I've been on a tiny Invisible Man streak, "Memoirs of an Invisible Man" and then Wells' version. I enjoyed the former much more than the latter - just find it difficult to get into Wells era's mindset. Nevertheless, it was interesting to look at the perils and contrasts between the two stories. In Memoirs, the protagonist has invisibility thrust upon him, whereas Wells' main character achieves invisibility through his own efforts. Both protagonists have big problems with their new-found "power", much of which follows from trying to remain undetected. Interesting to contemplate the practical difficulties (food, shelter, etc.) that come along with invisibility. It still feels like there are many more possible takes on this mini-genre.
readafew on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The Time Machine is a pretty short story but still very gripping. I thought it was thought provoking and an interesting lecture on class decadence. The Time Traveler invites some acquaintances over for dinner and drops a big surprise on them. He has discovered how to travel through time and tries to convince them with a model he makes disappear that it is possible. A few days later there is another dinner party and The Time Traveler shows up late to his own dinner and looks like he has been in a fight and begs leave to clean himself up. After which he eats and then tells them all a fantastic story.
sdtaylor555 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I didn't much care for this book. It was a bit too boring for me.
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