The Time Machine by H. G. Wells audiobook

The Time Machine

By H. G. Wells
Read by Bernard Mayes

Blackstone Publishing
3.88 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
  • Regular Price: $11.95

    Special Price $5.98

    or 1 Credit

    ISBN: 9781455175642

  • Regular Price: $5.95

    Special Price $2.38

    ISBN: 9781482106893

  • Regular Price: $24.95

    Special Price $14.97

    ISBN: 9781470886585

  • Regular Price: $24.95

    Special Price $14.97

    ISBN: 9780786193042

The Time Traveler first steps out of his magnificent time-transport machine in the year 802,700—more than 800,000 years beyond his own era. The brave explorer finds himself on a slowly dying Earth populated by a race of slender pacifists called the Eloi and decides to study this lush land of flower people before returning to his own age. These pacifists, he discovers, have built their wealth on the backs of a slave class forced to live below ground—the Morlocks. As the conflict between the classes surfaces, the Time Traveler finds that his only means of escape, his time machine, has been stolen. Wells’ amazing view of the future, propelled forward from his own Victorian era to the present, serves both as classic science fiction and as a parable of the chasm between the working-class suffering and the upper-class privilege of his day. Wells’ remarkable storytelling and provocative insight make this terrifying portrait of the men of tomorrow an enthralling tale sure to capture readers everywhere.

Learn More
Membership Details
  • Only $12.99/month gets you 1 Credit/month
  • Cancel anytime
  • Hate a book? Then we do too, and we'll exchange it.
See how it works in 15 seconds

Summary

Summary

The Time Traveler first steps out of his magnificent time-transport machine in the year 802,700—more than 800,000 years beyond his own era. The brave explorer finds himself on a slowly dying Earth populated by a race of slender pacifists called the Eloi and decides to study this lush land of flower people before returning to his own age. These pacifists, he discovers, have built their wealth on the backs of a slave class forced to live below ground—the Morlocks. As the conflict between the classes surfaces, the Time Traveler finds that his only means of escape, his time machine, has been stolen.

Wells’ amazing view of the future, propelled forward from his own Victorian era to the present, serves both as classic science fiction and as a parable of the chasm between the working-class suffering and the upper-class privilege of his day. Wells’ remarkable storytelling and provocative insight make this terrifying portrait of the men of tomorrow an enthralling tale sure to capture readers everywhere.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“[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
“Every time-travel story since The Time Machine is fundamentally indebted to Wells.” Robert Silverberg
“The savage brilliance of the young H. G. Wells—and the greatest science ficiton novel ever written.” Stephen Baxter
“[The Time Machine] is considered one of the earliest works of science fiction and the progenitor of the ‘time travel’ subgenre.” Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature

Reviews

Reviews

Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 3.88
Audience: Adult
Language: English