The Time Machine

The Time Machine

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The Time Machine by H. G. Wells

Published:

1895

Pages:

78

ISBN:

0451528557

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The Time Machine

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A brilliant fantasy beyond conventional thought...

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thought of it. It's plain enough, and helps the paradox delightfully. We cannot see it, nor can we appreciate this machine, any more than we can the spoke of a wheel spinning, or a bullet flying through the air. If it is travelling through time fifty times or a hundred times faster than we are, if it gets through a minute while we get through a second, the impression it creates will of course be only one-fiftieth or one-hundredth of what it would make if it were not travelling in time. That's plain enough.' He passed his hand through the space in which the machine had been. `You see?' he said, laughing.

We sat and stared at the vacant table for a minute or so. Then the Time Traveller asked us what we thought of it all.

`It sounds plausible enough to-night,' said the Medical Man; 'but wait until to-morrow. Wait for the common sense of the morning.'

`Would you like to see the Time Machine itself?' asked the Time Traveller. And therewith, taking the lamp in his hand, he led the way down

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I read it many years ago for the first time and a couple times since. While I might agree it may require some amount of patience before it manages to engage the reader -- what with the Olde English prose and all -- I think it's well worth the effort. I found Well's vivid description of the underground world, its inhabitants (the Morlocks), and how they came to be chilling. In sum, it was very horrific and thought-provoking story that's right up there with Shelley's Frankenstein.
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The book is okay, it's kinda boring, but it gets better. Anyways, I hope you enjoy it! :D
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