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A brilliantly imaginative flight of fancy from the father of science fiction, or a prophetic vision of the future of the planet?

In the Time Traveller's miraculous new machine, we will be carried from a Victorian dinner table to 802,701 AD, when the Earth is divided between the gentle, ineffective Eloi, and the ape-like Morlocks; forward again by a million years or so to glimpse a dying world of blood-red beaches and menacing shapes; and on again to the last days of our planet, a remote twilight where nothing moves but darkness and a cold wind.

Brilliantly imaginative fiction or the shape of things to come? H.G. Wells's masterpiece still retains its power to provoke and enthral.

Reviews

A seminal work of dystopian fiction, Wells's tale of the voyages of the Time Traveller in the distant future (AD 802,701) is also a cracking adventure story.

Sunday Telegraph

In its decency and commitment to the future, its dramatisation of its hero's moral and imaginative reach, The Time Machine is as good a testament as any to the values and achievement of one of our bravest and most stimulating writers, one whose best work comically or horrifically continues to feel as if it bodies forth the shape of things to come.

Independent on Sunday

A master writer who led a lot of people out of superstition and hopelessness

Guardian

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  • Paperback

    9781784872083

    March 20, 2017

    Vintage Classics

    128 pages

    RRP $22.00

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  • Trade Paperback

    9780525432357

    April 15, 2017

    Vintage USA

    96 pages

    RRP $23.00

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  • EBook

    9781473546813

    January 5, 2017

    Vintage Digital

    128 pages

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  • Paperback

    9781784874575

    September 3, 2018

    Vintage Classics

    128 pages

    RRP $15.99

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