The Time Machine by H. G. Wells, Fiction, Classics

Hardcover, 124 pages

Published Jan. 1, 2004 by Wildside Press.

ISBN:
978-0-8095-9643-0
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4 stars (192 reviews)

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.

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"La máquina del tiempo"

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"La máquina del tiempo" es simplemente una joya de la ciencia ficción.

El ambiente victoriano de señores en un salón de fumar que hablan de ideas científicas y de su impacto en el mundo, mientras suenan el timbre para llamar a los criados, reproduce lo mejor de la literatura inglesa del sXIX.

Luego esa sociedad se extrapola hacia el futuro, hasta su desenlace natural donde una casta oligárquica es mantenida y cuidada por quienes fueron sus sirvientes, que los visten, los cuidan y los alimentan... como si fueran ganado y luego se los comen.

El análisis es tan lúcido que realmente fue un placer releerla después de tantos años

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A Classic narrated by a Treasure!

4 stars

After a couple of duff book choices recently, I plumped for classic sci-fi next and a book I probably should have read twenty-five years ago. H G Wells' The Time Machine was one of the first pairing in this year's SYNC audio giveaway (www.audiobooksync.com). Not only free but also narrated by National Treasure Derek Jacobi - what more does a girl need! I believe The Time Machine was the first time travelling novel and, for a book written almost 120 years ago, it is surprisingly accessible in both its themes and its language. Perhaps the recent emergence of steampunk has attuned me to the style because I could vividly imagine every scene as it was being described to me. Jacobi does a fantastic job of the narration bringing everything from the dining table to the Morlocks alive. I find that I prefer old books on audio because I …

La machine à explorer le temps

4 stars

Ce livre de Herbert George Wells est tellement ancré dans notre imaginaire collectif que je me demandais si je l'avais déjà lu. Le voyage dans le temps n'est guère différent de l'exploration géographique. Nous pourrions tout aussi bien partir à la découverte des Sélénites, sur la lune, comme nous le proposait (Savinien de) Cyrano de Bergerac, avec ainsi la possibilité de décaler un peu le regard sur notre propre société. Fin XIXe, le monde terrestre ayant été largement exploré, il est tentant pour l'écrivain d'élargir son horizon en permettant le voyage temporel. J'ai pour ma part préféré le début du roman, qui fait beaucoup penser à mes lectures de Jules Verne lorsque j'étais enfant. J'ai moins accroché avec la suite des aventures de l'explorateur.

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Thought-provoking speculation about the future of humanity

5 stars

Content warning Not sure why I'm putting a spoiler alert on a book that's more than a century old, but hey, you might not have seen either of the movies, and even if you did, they might not have made it clear what was going on with the Morlocks and Eloi.

Review of 'The Time Machine by H. G. Wells, Fiction, Classics' on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

Eh. What everibody else says. It’s a comment on Victorian class society.

But i think the Time Traveler was a bit of an idiot.
Starting out without supplies? Maybe
But climbing into an underground world where yu know there are scary creatures without a torch or lamp? Silly.

P.S.: Forget all the movies where the machine has a flat seat. It clearly has a saddle in the original.

Review of 'The Time Machine by H. G. Wells, Fiction, Classics' on 'Goodreads'

3 stars

It was election night 2020, I could not sleep; so, I re-read this novel with my cat nearby and purring like a motor boat. Of those 4 items, I enjoyed 'the big guy's' purring the most.

I had read this novel in some far away past; I had forgotten that earlier reading until last night. I didn't care for the story back in 'olden times'; it is still not a favorite. Although, it probably was better than watching the talking heads on election night. I suppose I should mention that HG Wells writing is quite good.

Review of "The Time Machine: H.G. Wells' Groundbreaking Time Travel Tale, Classic Science Fiction" on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

Après avoir [b:Vingt mille lieues sous les mers|355944|Vingt mille lieues sous les mers|Jules Verne|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1454514587l/355944.SY75.jpg|1112418] de Jules Vernes, j'ai enfin lu cet autre classique de la science-fiction, ou de la proto-SF pour les puristes.

Ce roman de H. G. Wells est bien connu, il introduit le voyage dans le temps et la figure du voyageur dans le temps.

Le récit est plaisant et interroge surtout sur la société du XIXe siècle, son évolution possible, et plus globalement sur l'avenir de l'humanité et de la planète.

C'est un court roman qui se lit facilement mais qui pour autant est certainement plus profond qu'une première approche pourrait le laisser penser. Un grand et excellent classique des prémisses de la science-fiction.

Review of 'The Time Machine' on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

What an intriguing and pleasant trip down memory lane. "Why is it intriguing?" you may ask? I thought I read the book 10 or 15 years ago on top of having seen the movie when I was seven or eight – over 50 years ago, but I clearly do not have memories of the book! I think I just didn't read it :-(, it's so different from the movie and my memories from 50+ years ago! As is often the case, the movie is intrinsically different than the book, and my own belief is that the book is far better. Interactions between the narrator (the "time traveler"), and the residents of the year 8000+ are definitely not as simple in the book as in the movie, and the overall society is painted as being more complex in the end in the book. Actually, it's not that society overall is more …

Review of 'The Time Machine' on 'Goodreads'

4 stars


A childhood favorite re-visited.

Is the story as good as I remember? – Yes

What ages would I recommend it too? – Ten and up.

Length? – Most of a day’s read.

Characters? – Memorable, several characters.

Setting? – Real world, alternate time.

Written approximately? – The reprinted 1980 edition.

Does the story leave questions in the readers mind? – Ready to read more.

Any issues the author (or a more recent publisher) should cover? No.

Short storyline: A male builds a time machine and travels to the future.

Notes for the reader: At the time this was originally written, males had no respect for women, and it shows. Also, interestingly, none of the original characters have a name, only an occupation. The time traveler has no name at all, only an underline in place of a name.

Review of "The Time Machine: H.G. Wells' Groundbreaking Time Travel Tale, Classic Science Fiction" on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

Read this ages ago and I expect this rating is more to do with the original movie than the book itself. I remember being terrified of the Morlocks. The book was pretty good from what I can remember, Wells is really good at describing the sciencey side of things in his books. The first book I read on time travel and probably the easiest to understand.

Review of 'The time machine' on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

Obviously, The Time Machine is a well-known classic. And from the 4 (of 5) star review, it's clear that I enjoyed it. So I'll skip that and go to some random thoughts...

I could not believe how short of a story it was. Calling it a novella is, in my opinion, a stretch. Having seen two movie versions, I thought myself familiar with the ins and outs of the story and couldn't believe how much of both movies is made up for the screenplays. I understand that an 80-page short story would need to be fleshed-out to be made into full-length movie, but WOW so much of the movies was changed and molded by the filmmakers. For starters, none of the Eloi or Morlocks speak. To be honest, I still have no idea how the time traveling main character learned their names. And the relationship between the female Eloi (Weena, …

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