The Time Machine
By H.G. Wells
(Bantam Classics, Mass Market Paperback, 9780553213515, 128pp.)
Publication Date: January 1984
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When the Time Traveller courageously stepped out of his machine for the first time, he found himself in the year 802,700--and everything has changed. In another, more utopian age, creatures seemed to dwell together in perfect harmony. The Time Traveller thought he could study these marvelous beings--unearth their secret and then retum to his own time--until he discovered that his invention, his only avenue of escape, had been stolen. H.G. Well's famous novel of one man's astonishing journey beyond the conventional limits of the imagination first appeared in 1895. It won him immediate recognition, and has been regarded ever since as one of the great masterpieces in the literature of science fiction.
Ursula K. Le Guin has published more than one hundred short stories, two collections of essays, eleven books for children, five volumes of poetry, and seventeen novels. She has received numerous awards, including a National Book Award and a Pushcart Prize. She lives in Oregon.
“[Wells] contrives to give over humanity into the clutches of the Impossible and yet manages to keep it down (or up) to its humanity, to its flesh, blood, sorrow, folly.” —Joseph Conrad