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TheTime Machine (Enriched Classics) Kindle Edition

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Length: 107 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

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The Time Traveller, a dreamer obsessed with traveling through time, builds himself a time machine and, much to his surprise, travels over 800,000 years into the future. He lands in the year 802701: the world has been transformed by a society living in apparent harmony and bliss, but as the Traveler stays in the future he discovers a hidden barbaric and depraved subterranean class. Wells's transparent commentary on the capitalist society was an instant bestseller and launched the time-travel genre.
 
The Time Machine inspired the international bestseller The Map of Time by Félix J. Palma. As a gift to our readers, we are including the first three chapters of The Map of Time in this ebook edition.  

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4871 KB
  • Print Length: 107 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1499794355
  • Publisher: Atria Books; Enriched Classic edition (May 31 2011)
  • Sold by: Simon & Schuster Canada, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0743487737
  • ISBN-13: 978-0743487733
  • ASIN: B004XVQ73G
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #967 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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HASH(0x9a33b420) out of 5 stars One of the best I've read June 16 2014
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I love science fiction, I've read the great writers of the genre; somehow I had missed H.G. Wells.
I love the movie (that is, 1960 version) and thought the novel would be a nice addition.

I was completely blown away by the novel, it is intelligent, daring, has a swift pace, it is much much better than the movie (the ending is not so corny, for example) and expands very nicely on the main character's travels in time.

I would recommend this book to any science fiction enthusiast, even if it over 100 years old, it is still every bit as interesting as in 1895.
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HASH(0x9a33b66c) out of 5 stars Great story July 13 2014
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Really makes you think of the possibilities of time travel as well as the dangers and benefits that accompanies such.

Well thought out and written beautifully. Thank you for taking me along for that adventure, and perhaps if the time traveler ever returns, I would only hope to revel in the stories of his adventures.
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HASH(0x9a33b630) out of 5 stars A Classic that never gets old July 31 2014
By Truther - Published on Amazon.com
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I have read and reread this book so many times. H.G. Wells is a amazing author with the ability to bring you into a story. This and many of his others have a permanent place in my e-readers and bookshelves. I love this because I can look and see how close and view the potential of how far off we are from where he thought,
HASH(0x9a33b924) out of 5 stars This was a fun read. I love time travel novels and this ... Oct. 25 2014
By Jamie W. - Published on Amazon.com
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A man excited about his newest invention, a time machine, decides to tell his friends and show them a quick demonstration. The guests don't believe the man, but when they see the small model of the time machine disappear in front of their eyes, they are in awe. They don't necessarily believe it has traveled through time though and think the man has performed a trick. The man, not to be discouraged, sees them off for the night and continues on with his plans.

The guests are invited back a week later, only to be left without a host. It seems the man has not arrived at his own party yet. The guests seat themselves and begin to dine when they are interrupted by their host. He seems to be in a tizzy and disheveled. He apologizes, but gets cleaned up and eats before he regales his guests with his story.

The time traveler has been gone for days and has traveled over many thousands of years through time to the year 802,701. There he met the Eloi, an innocent and peaceful people. They are childlike in nature and seem to have no worries. They have little language and do not appear to toil with work. They eat fruit from the land, spend their days languishing in the sun and the river, and spend their nights sleeping indoors, huddled together. The time traveler believes this to be the only living species on Earth, until he does some more investigating. He soon discovers another race of being, the Morlocks. They are underground dwelling creatures and are sensitive to the light. They work machinery and have a bit more intelligence than the Eloi. They have also discovered what it takes to stay alive when the food supply runs short. The time traveler must work to find a way to get back to the present day, which is easier said than done.

This was a fun read. I love time travel novels and this is one of the best known. It was groundbreaking for its time. I can't imagine how ill-equipped the time traveler was to undertake such a journey. I would have loved a lengthier novel with more interaction with the Eloi and the Morlocks. However, for a short novel, it was perfect for what it was. Definitely a classic and I'm glad I finally read it.
HASH(0x9a33be28) out of 5 stars Truly fantastic Jan. 14 2012
By Michelle @ In Libris Veritas - Published on Amazon.com
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Oh how I've missed reading the classics. I love them dearly, but I never seem to get around to reading them. They are truly wonderful and rarely do they ever disappoint, and this one certainly did not. I've been meaning to get around to reading something from HG Wells, so I decided upon the shortest one which also happened to be the one I've seen in movie form. I think this has definitely made my appetite for his writing grow so hopefully in the future I'll be reading War of the Worlds.

The Time Machine is one of those books that actually can transcend the time in which it was written. The time traveling plot actually makes the dated writing style fit perfectly, and actually made my reading experience better. It's also a relatively short and quick read, but given that the actual time frame in which this happened is also short it doesn't really detract from the story at all. The one thing that really took me a moment to get use to is the lack of actual names, our main character is The Time Traveler and other characters in his present day are known by similar titles. It doesn't really matter, as the real story has no call for his name and with the ending Wells gives you it really enriches the story. Who ever thought that not knowing the character's name would be a good thing? There is also a tremendous amount of scientific and philosophical thought that goes into this, and it really got me thinking about what will come after us and why.

The main story of time travel in this one is one that most are familiar with through at least some pop culture reference. Like Sheldon from Big Bang Theory, which probably my favorite spoof.
The story in itself is kind of a chilling realization. You have the kind, dainty and beautiful Eloi who live on the surface of the future Earth. They seem to live the perfect existence. Then you have the lurking, furry, and terrifying Morlocks who live beneath the surface with their machinery. The two races play pivotal role in each others lives and more importantly they play an even bigger role in showing an over the top example of what occurs when one section of human lifestyle distance themselves from another. In this case the seemingly wealthy and lap of luxury against the workers who are relayed upon and yet shunned. But if that's too much thinking for you, you have no need to fear the story is wonderful without all the insight, especially if you've seen the movie.

I would certainly recommend this to anyone with an interest science fiction and time travel. It's pretty short and only took me about a day to read so it's certainly not to much of a time consumer. Also if you haven't seen the original movie from 1960 go watch it, I haven't seen the newer one so I'm not sure about it.