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The Time Machine (Dover Thrift Editions) Paperback – Unabridged, April 3, 1995
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Barbara Wysocki, Cora J. Belden Library. Rocky Hill, CT
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
"Ruddick offers a wide-ranging and stimulating Introduction to this generously documented edition of one of the great source texts of modern science fiction. General readers, students, and scholars will all be grateful for the comprehensive appendices, which provide a full selection of the scientific, philosophical, and cultural contexts out of which The Time Machine first emerged. This should be the scholarly edition for some time to come." (Douglas Barbour ) --Douglas Barbour
"The structure of Ruddick's book makes the complexity of The Time Machine easy to map, while the critical materials provide a basis for deep and detailed study. The impressive scholarship included ensures that it will remain a useful resource for teachers, essential for libraries and especially suitable for students or newcomers to Wells' canon." (Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts ) --Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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Basically, Wells is posing the question of What will man be like in the distant future? His answer is quite unlike any kind of scenario that modern readers, schooled on Star Wars, Star Trek, and the like, would come up with. He gives birth to a simple and tragic society made up of the Eloi and the Morlocks. In contrasting these two groups, he offers a critique of sorts of men in his own time. Clearly, he is worried about the gap between the rich and the poor widening in his own world and is warning his readers of the dangers posed by such a growing rift. It is most interesting to see how the Time Traveler's views of the future change over the course of his stay there.Read more ›
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My favorite of H.G. Wells' works. This book remains ahead of its time.Published 1 day ago by Lynn Steigleder
The idea that someone from Victorian times would propose travel along the fourth dimension, then create two worlds with such an ironic plot twist... Truly an accomplishment!Published 3 days ago by Kathryn A.
Excellent read as his books tend to be. Not as thrilling as one might expect, more of a sociological fiction. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Jonathan A Taylor
I knew nothing of HG Wells besides his well known classics. This book was excellent. I liked his view of the 22nd century.Published 5 days ago by Kindle Customer
I'm glad I took the time to read this classic...! Though I've seen the classic movie version, and even a remake with a fare amount of computer graphic effects, the original text... Read morePublished 8 days ago by hiiclaudia