"The Time Machine" by Herbert George Wells

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Herbert George Wells was born in 1866 in Bromley, Kent, a few miles from

London, the son of a house-maid and gardener. Wells died in 1946, a

wealthy and famous author, having seen science fiction become a

recognized literary form and having seen the world realize some of

science fiction's fondest dreams and worst fears. Wells mother attempted

to find him a safe occupation as a draper or chemist.

Wells had a quick mind and a good memory that enabled him to pass

subjects by examination and win a scholarship to the Normal School of

Science, where he stayed for three years and, most importantly, was

exposed to biology under the famous Thomas H. Huxley. Wells went into

teaching and writing text books and articles for the magazines that were

of that time. In 1894 he began to write science-fiction stories. -James


Wells vision of the future, with its troglodytic Morlocks descended from

the working class of his day and the pretty but helpless Eloi devolved

from the leisure class, may seem antiquated political theory.

It emerged

out of the concern for social justice that drew Wells to the Fabian

Society and inspired much of his later writing, but time has not dimmed

the fascination of the situation and the horror of the imagery.

The Time Machine brought these concerns into his fiction. It, too,

involved the future, but a future imagined with greater realism and in

greater detail than earlier stories of the future. It also introduced,

for the first time in fiction, the notion of a machine for traveling in


In this novel the "Time Machine" by H. G. Wells, starts with the time

traveler trying to persuade his guest's the theory of the fourth

dimension and even the invention. He tries to explain the fourth...