Herbert George Wells

The Time Machine - Herbert George WELLS

ThetimeMachine.jpgIn a nutshell:

"I 've had [the] most amazing time..." reading this book.

That's the beginning of the Time Traveller's astonishing firsthand account of his journey 802,701 years beyond his own era. Starting in the Victorian England, the Time Traveller faces a future burdened with our greatest hopes...and our darkest fear. He discovers two races - the ethereal Eloi and the subterranean Morlocks in an age of a slowly dying Earth. From his journey, he'll come back with more questions... but it's a flower thing.

 

Criticism:

H. G. Wells was born in Bromley on September, 1866 from a professional cricketer and a former lady's maid. He later won a scholarship to the Normal School of Science in London, where he studied with the famous Thomas Henry Huxley.

The power of Wells in this short book (aproximatively one hundred pages) is to make the reader follow the storytelling of his Time Traveller without any doubt on the scientific way to realize the time travel. We are just enthralled by the rythm and the detail of this magnificent trip over ages and eons. With a terrifying portrait of the men of tomorrow, Wells captives us on the threshold of a new century.

Living until 1946, Wells witnessed a world more terrible than any of his imaginative visions, and he bitterly observed: "Reality has taken a leaf from my book and set itself to supercede me".

 

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