The Time Machine
“I’ve had a most amazing time….”
So begins the Time Traveller’s astonishing firsthand account of his journey 800,000 years beyond his own era—and the story that launched H.G. Wells’s successful career and earned him his reputation as the father of science fiction. With a speculative leap that still fires the imagination, Wells sends his brave explorer to face a future burdened with our greatest hopes…and our darkest fears. A pull of the Time Machine’s lever propels him to the age of a slowly dying Earth. There he discovers two bizarre races—the ethereal Eloi and the subterranean Morlocks—who not only symbolize the duality of human nature, but offer a terrifying portrait of the men of tomorrow as well. Published in 1895, this masterpiece of invention captivated readers on the threshold of a new century. Thanks to Wells’s expert storytelling and provocative insight, The Time Machine ill continue to enthrall readers for generations to come.
This was quite a fantastical story. The set-up and lack of definition of character intrigued me in the beginning of the book. Later I understood that the lack of definition lacks so much more. To me, it represents stereotypes and the lack of those characters’ importance to the story.
I’ll admit, this story was a bit on the scary side for me. The Morlocks were quite frightening creatures, and this society was one of the strangest I’ve ever read. This is a great, quick read for those who enjoy dystopian stories.