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The Time Machine

Taschenbuch von H. G. Wells

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Artikel-Nr.:
70185707
Im Sortiment seit:
12.05.2011
Erscheinungsdatum:
31.03.2005
Medium:
Taschenbuch
Einband:
Kartoniert / Broschiert
Autor:
Wells, H. G.
Verlag:
Penguin Books Ltd (UK)
Imprint:
Penguin Classics
Sprache:
Englisch
Originalsprache:
Englisch
Rubrik:
Biologie
Seiten:
144
Herkunft:
GROSSBRITANNIEN (GB)
Gewicht:
117 gr
Beschreibung
Wells's genre-defining novel of time travel

When a Victorian scientist propels himself into the year a.d. 802,701, he is initially delighted to find that suffering has been replaced by beauty, contentment, and peace. Entranced at first by the Eloi, an elfin species descended from man, he soon realizes that these beautiful people are simply remnants of a once-great culture-now weak and childishly afraid of the dark. They have every reason to be afraid: in deep tunnels beneath their paradise lurks another race descended from humanity-the sinister Morlocks. And when the scientist's time machine vanishes, it becomes clear he must search these tunnels if he is ever to return to his own era.

This edition includes a newly established text, a full biographical essay on Wells, a list of further reading, and detailed notes. Marina Warner's introduction considers Wells's development of the "scientific romance" and places the novel in the context of its time.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Information zum Autor
H.G. Wells was a professional writer and journalist who published more than a hundred books, including pioneering science fiction novels, histories, essays and programmes for world regeneration. He was a founding member of numerous movements including Liberty and PEN International - the world's oldest human rights organization - and his Rights of Man laid the groundwork for the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Wells' controversial and progressive views on equality and the shape of a truly developed nation remain directly relevant to our world today. He was, in Bertrand Russell's words, 'an important liberator of thought and action'.
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