The Time Machine

Wells, H. G.

(Book - 2010)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Time Machine
The classic time travel novella that remains one of the cornerstones of science fiction literature A Victorian scientist develops a time machine and travels to the year 802,171 AD. There he finds the meek, child-like Eloi who live in fear of the underground-dwelling Morlocks. When his time machine goes missing, the Traveler faces a fight to enter the Morlocks' domain and return to his own time. The first novel by the father of modern science fiction, this classic story has proved hugely influential.

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Publisher: London : Gollancz, 2010, c1993.
ISBN: 0575095172
Characteristics: xi, 125 p. ; 21 cm.


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Dec 20, 2014
  • Folly rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

An interesting sci-fi read. The nineteenth century writing style, with the focus on reflection rather than plot, might come across as a bit slow for some modern readers.

Jul 01, 2013
  • red_bird_1018 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I didn't really understand the plot of this book. I thought it went all over the place and it was very hard to understand for me.

May 20, 2013
  • pjberry rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Interesting story, when you consider that it is 19th century science fiction.

Feb 15, 2013
  • TikkaDubey rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I'm going to read the book, but I saw the old movie a few years back. I really did like the movie. It captivated me so much with it's fantastic characters and strange concept. It was one of the reasons I got so into the sci-fi scene! I hope the book is half as good.

Jul 12, 2012
  • richardhe rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

The plot isn't very captivating, but The Time Machine is very descriptive and insightful. It was interesting to read Well's explanations of certain events in the story using 19th century science. The frequent searching in the notes in the back of the book for the meaning behind certain words/phrases was slightly annoying, but nonetheless it was a pleasure to read.

May 10, 2012
  • stacie_h rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Blew my mind. H.G Wells knows how to captivate his readers and then deliver a satisfying conclusion. I'll admit, there were parts in the book that I didn't initially understand and thought, "Why is this here and important?" However, the action picks up fast and halfway through the book you're glued and understand everything. The Time Machine is definitely going on my favorites list.

Mar 31, 2011
  • vwruleschick rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

It was an OK read, fascinating idea of the scientist creating a device that can transport you along the time continuum into the past and into the future. Check out the classic movie, too!

Oct 27, 2010
  • seanlee rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Short, but painfully boring. Too many long words. The plot was way too slow.


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Jul 12, 2012
  • richardhe rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

richardhe thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over


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Aug 13, 2014
  • Stephanie_Sibbald rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A group of men, including the narrator, is listening to the Time Traveller discuss his theory that time is the fourth dimension. The Time Traveller produces a miniature time machine and makes it disappear into thin air. The next week, the guests return, to find their host stumble in, looking disheveled and tired. They sit down after dinner, and the Time Traveller begins his story.


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