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Time Machine (Version 3)

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By: (1866-1946)

H.G. Wells' classic science fiction-fantasy story, in which a scientist known only as “The Time Traveller” tells the tale of his journey to the year 802,701 A.D. and beyond, where he witnesses the end of human civilization as we know it, as well as the beginning of the end of the world. This original time-travel story has been copied many times, but never improved upon.

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The Time Machine, by H. G. Wells [1898]

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The Time Traveller (for so it will be convenient to speak of him) was expounding a recondite matter to us. His grey eyes shone and twinkled, and his usually pale face was flushed and animated. The fire burned brightly, and the soft radiance of the incandescent lights in the lilies of silver caught the bubbles that flashed and passed in our glasses. Our chairs, being his patents, embraced and caressed us rather than submitted to be sat upon, and there was that luxurious after dinner atmosphere when thought roams gracefully free of the trammels of precision. And he put it to us in this way marking the points with a lean forefinger as we sat and lazily admired his earnestness over this new paradox (as we thought it) and his fecundity.

'You must follow me carefully. I shall have to controvert one or two ideas that are almost universally accepted. The geometry, for instance, they taught you at school is founded on a misconception.'

'Is not that rather a large thing to expect us to begin upon?' said Filby, an argumentative person with red hair... Continue reading book >>


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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 3 reviews)

Reviewer: - January 6, 2016
Subject: Great story and readers
The individuals reading this book were great, very articulate and entertaining to listen to. The story itself was also fantastic, an incredible story alongside interesting philosophical discussions.
Reviewer: - October 25, 2015
Subject: Review time machine
This book is very well read by several narrators. I was very surprised how simple and short the story was. I highly recommend it.
Reviewer: - February 6, 2013
Subject: Recommended
Great story and wonderful readers (especially The Yawn Guy)


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