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Time Machine (Paperback) (H. G. Wells)

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At a Victorian dinner party, in Richmond, London, the Time Traveler returns to tell his extraordinary tale of mankind's future in the year 802,701 AD. It is a dystopian vision of Darwinian evolution, with humans split into an above-ground species of Eloi, and their troglodyte brothers. The first book H. G. Wells published, The Time Machine is a scientific romance that helped invent the genre of science fiction and the time travel story. Even before its serialization had finished in the spring of 1895, Wells had been declared "a man of genius," and the book heralded a fifty year career of a major cultural and political controversialist. It is a sardonic rejection of Victorian ideals of progress and improvement and a detailed satirical commentary on the Decadent culture of the 1890's.This edition features a contextual introduction, detailed explanatory notes, and two essays Wells wrote just prior to the publication of his first book.
Number of Pages: 119
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Series Title: Oxford World's Classics
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
Author: H. G. Wells
Language: English
Street Date: January 12, 2017
TCIN: 52093843
UPC: 9780198707516
Item Number (DPCI): 248-41-2163
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