The Time Machine and The Invisible Man

From the “father of science fiction,” H. G. Wells, comes two masterpieces of speculative science fiction storytelling: The Time Machine and The Invisible Man.

Author: H.G. Wells

Publisher: Knickerbocker Classics

ISBN: 1631064207

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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From the “father of science fiction,” H. G. Wells, comes two masterpieces of speculative science fiction storytelling: The Time Machine and The Invisible Man. The former propels the time traveling protagonist to the distant year of 802,701 AD. To his horror, he find only a decaying Earth that is being gradually swallowed by the Sun, and where two strange species--the delicate Eloi and the fierce, subterranean Morlocks--inhabit an eerie dystopia. The latter offers the mesmerizing account of a bitter young scientist who discovers the chemical secret of invisibility. After using on himself, he embarks on a terrifying descent into crime, obsession, and insanity. Both of these science fiction classics are as chilling as they are thought-provoking. Easily required reading for any science fiction or thriller fan, don't wait to enjoy classic stories, especially when they are combined into an elegantly designed, clothbound edition that features an elastic closure and a new introduction.

The Time Machine The Invisible Man The War of the Worlds

Here are three classic science fiction novels that, more than a century after their original publication, show no sign of losing their grip on readers’ imaginations.

Author: H. G. Wells

Publisher: Everyman's Library

ISBN: 0307806634

Category: Fiction

Page: 472

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Gathered together in one hardcover volume: three timeless novels from the founding father of science fiction. The first great novel to imagine time travel, The Time Machine (1895) follows its scientist narrator on an incredible journey that takes him finally to Earth’s last moments—and perhaps his own. The scientist who discovers how to transform himself in The Invisible Man (1897) will also discover, too late, that he has become unmoored from society and from his own sanity. The War of the Worlds (1898)—the seminal masterpiece of alien invasion adapted by Orson Welles for his notorious 1938 radio drama, and subsequently by several filmmakers—imagines a fierce race of Martians who devastate Earth and feed on their human victims while their voracious vegetation, the red weed, spreads over the ruined planet. Here are three classic science fiction novels that, more than a century after their original publication, show no sign of losing their grip on readers’ imaginations.

The Time Machine

This edition features a contextual introduction, detailed explanatory notes, and two essays Wells wrote just prior to the publication of his first book.

Author: H. G. Wells

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198707517

Category: Dystopias

Page: 119

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"The first book H.G. Wells published, The Time Machine is a scientific romance that helped invent the genre of science fiction and the time travel story, ... a sardonic rejection of Victorian ideals of progress and improvement and a detailed satirical commentary on the decadent culture of the 1890s"--Back cover.


The Great Science Fiction

This new omnibus edition brings together four of his hugely original and influential science-fiction novels - The Time Machine, The Island of Doctor Moreau, The Invisible Man and The War of the Worlds - with his most unsettling and strange ...

Author: H. G. Wells

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: 9780241277492

Category: Science fiction, English

Page: 752

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'No one would have believed, in the last years of the nineteenth century, that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's' Exploring the primordial nightmares that lurk within humanity's dreams of progress and technology, H. G. Wells was a science fiction pioneer. This new omnibus edition brings together four of his hugely original and influential science-fiction novels - The Time Machine, The Island of Doctor Moreau, The Invisible Man and The War of the Worlds - with his most unsettling and strange short stories. Containing monstrous experiments, terrifying journeys, alien occupiers and grotesque creatures, these visionary tales discomfit and disturb, and retain the power to trouble our sense of who we are. With an introduction by Matthew Beaumont

The Time Machine The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man is the fascinating tale of a brash young scientist who, experimenting on himself, becomes invisible and then criminally insane, trapped in the terror of his own creation.

Author: H. G. Wells

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101042559

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Together in one indispensable volume, The Time Machine and The Invisible Man are masterpieces of irony and imaginative vision from H. G. Wells, the father of science fiction. The Time Machine conveys the Time Traveller into the distant future and an extraordinary world. There, stranded on a slowly dying Earth, he discovers two bizarre races: the effete Eloi and the subterranean Morlocks—a haunting portrayal of Darwin’s evolutionary theory carried to a terrible conclusion. The Invisible Man is the fascinating tale of a brash young scientist who, experimenting on himself, becomes invisible and then criminally insane, trapped in the terror of his own creation. Convincing and unforgettably real, these two classics are consummate representations of the stories that defined science fiction—and inspired generations of readers and writers. With an Introduction by John Calvin Batchelor and an Afterword by Paul Youngquist

The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man is a science fiction novella by H. G. Wells.

Author: H. G. Wells

Publisher: 谷月社

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

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The Invisible Man is a science fiction novella by H. G. Wells. Originally serialized in Pearson's Weekly in 1897, it was published as a novel the same year. The Invisible Man of the title is Griffin, a scientist who has devoted himself to research into optics and invents a way to change a body's refractive index to that of air so that it absorbs and reflects no light and thus becomes invisible. He successfully carries out this procedure on himself, but fails in his attempt to reverse it. While its predecessors, The Time Machine and The Island of Doctor Moreau, were written using first-person narrators, Wells adopts a third-person objective point of view in The Invisible Man.

The Invisible Man

In this pioneering novella, Wells combines comedy, both farcical and satirical, and tragedy - to superbly unsettling effect.

Author: H. G. Wells

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198702671

Category: FICTION

Page: 192

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In the midst of a snowstorm, a stranger arrives in an English country inn, seeking solitude. Soon, inexplicable goings-on at the Coach and Horses bring fear to the village. Two very different men - the scholarly Dr Kemp and gentleman-of-the-road Thomas Marvel - are drawn into terrible events beyond their understanding. A man named Griffin has defied the laws of nature, and is about to embark on a reign of terror. For he is ... The Invisible Man.

The H G Wells Collection 5 Books in 1 The Time Machine The Island of Doctor Moreau The Invisible Man The War of the Worlds The First Men in the Moon Deluxe Library Binding

The H. G. Wells Collection includes five novels; The Time Machine, The Island of Doctor Moreau, The Invisible Man, The War of the Worlds, and The First Men in the Moon.

Author: H G Wells

Publisher: Engage Classics

ISBN: 9781774762325

Category:

Page: 628

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The H. G. Wells Collection includes five novels; The Time Machine, The Island of Doctor Moreau, The Invisible Man, The War of the Worlds, and The First Men in the Moon. H. G. Wells is credited with the popularisation of time travel in 1895 with The Time Machine, introducing the idea of time being the "fourth dimension" a decade before the publication of Einstein's first Relativity papers. In 1896, he imagined a mad scientist creating human-like beings from animals in The Island of Doctor Moreau, which created a growing interest in animal welfare throughout Europe. In 1897 with The Invisible Man, Wells shows how a formula could render one invisible, recognizing that an invisible eye would not be able to focus, thus rendering the invisible man blind. With The War of the Worlds in 1898, Wells established the idea that an advanced civilization could live on Mars, popularising the term 'martian' and the idea that aliens could invade Earth. With The First Men in the Moon, Wells developed antigravity, a development that we are still dreaming about to this day.

The Invisible Man

It's one of the most famous novels of the 19th century, and probably the one that's least actually read. *The Invisible Man,* first published in 1897, became the basis for the classic 1933 film starring Claude Rains-as well as its many ...

Author: H. G. Wells

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1605206288

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 118

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It's one of the most famous novels of the 19th century, and probably the one that's least actually read. *The Invisible Man,* first published in 1897, became the basis for the classic 1933 film starring Claude Rains-as well as its many spinoffs-but the novel is quite different: it's an early example of science fantasy that was as much about character as it was about concept. One of the most enduringly popular writers of modern literature, Wells here assured his position as one of the fathers of imaginative literature with his psychologically complex tale of a scientist who renders himself invisible and eventually goes mad because of it. And because it focuses more on people than on technology, it remains a compelling tale even more than a century after it was written. British author HERBERT GEORGE WELLS (1866-1946) is best known for his groundbreaking science fiction novels *The Time Machine* (1895), *The Invisible Man* (1897), and *The War of the Worlds* (1898).

The H G Wells Collection

The H. G. Wells Collection includes five novels: The Time Machine, The Island of Doctor Moreau, The Invisible Man, The War of the Worlds, and The First Men in the Moon.

Author: Herbert George Wells

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781774374849

Category: Great Britain

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The H. G. Wells Collection includes five novels: The Time Machine, The Island of Doctor Moreau, The Invisible Man, The War of the Worlds, and The First Men in the Moon. This set is limited to 1000 copies. H. G. Wells is credited with the popularisation of time travel in 1895 with The Time Machine, introducing the idea of time being the "fourth dimension" a decade before the publication of Einstein's first Relativity papers. In 1896, he imagined a mad scientist creating human-like beings from animals in The Island of Doctor Moreau, which created a growing interest in animal welfare throughout Europe. In 1897 with The Invisible Man, Wells shows how a formula could render one invisible, recognizing that an invisible eye would not be able to focus, thus rendering the invisible man blind. With The War of the Worlds in 1898, Wells established the idea that an advanced civilization could live on Mars, popularising the term 'martian' and the idea that aliens could invade Earth. With The First Men in the Moon, Wells developed antigravity, a development that we are still dreaming about to this day.

Classic Wells

Two classic H.G Wells stories - the Time Machine and the Invisible Man - asking some challenging questions - what lies ahead? Horrors or delights? And what if a man could turn invisible? What could possibly go wrong?

Author: H G Wells

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781914417016

Category:

Page: 272

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Two classic H.G Wells stories - the Time Machine and the Invisible Man - asking some challenging questions - what lies ahead? Horrors or delights? And what if a man could turn invisible? What could possibly go wrong?

The Time Machine

Presents in graphic novel format the story of a scientist who invents a time machine and uses it to travel to the year 802,701 A.D., where he discovers the childlike Eloi and the hideous underground Morlocks.

Author: H. G. Wells

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9781598898897

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 63

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Presents in graphic novel format the story of a scientist who invents a time machine and uses it to travel to the year 802,701 A.D., where he discovers the childlike Eloi and the hideous underground Morlocks.

The Time Machine Om Illustrated Classics

The book is a work of great imagination that can be read and appreciated by fans of both Science Fiction and Non-Science Fiction.

Author: H G Wells

Publisher: Om Books International

ISBN: 9384225444

Category:

Page: 240

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The Time Machine is one of the most influential science fiction novels of all time. It is an adventure story documenting the Time Traveller’s travel into the future by a machine constructed by him. Once there, he discovered that society, as he knows it, has fallen into ruins. All that is left are remnants of crumbling buildings and overgrown vegetation. He comes in contact with two species instead of modern humans. Much of the novel concerns the Time Traveller’s horrifying discovery of this divided world. It gradually becomes apparent that the novel is more than an adventure story; it is also a parable about the ultimate kind of society stratified by class, by those who have and those who do not. The book is a work of great imagination that can be read and appreciated by fans of both Science Fiction and Non-Science Fiction.

The Invisible Man

A gripping and entertaining tale of terror and suspense as well as a potent Faustian allegory of hubris and science run amok, The Invisible Man endures as one of the signature stories in the literature of science fiction.

Author: H. G. Wells

Publisher: Bantam Classics

ISBN: 0553901095

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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A gripping and entertaining tale of terror and suspense as well as a potent Faustian allegory of hubris and science run amok, The Invisible Man endures as one of the signature stories in the literature of science fiction. A brilliant scientist uncovers the secret to invisibility, but his grandiose dreams and the power he unleashes cause him to spiral into intrigue, madness, and murder. The inspiration for countless imitations and film adaptations, The Invisible Man is as remarkable and relevant today as it was a hundred years ago. As Arthur C. Clarke points out in his Introduction, “The interest of the story . . . lies not in its scientific concepts, but in the brilliantly worked out development of the theme of invisibility. If one could be invisible, then what?”

The H G Wells Collection 5 Books in 1 the Time Machine the Island of Doctor Moreau the Invisible Man the War of the Worlds the First Men in Th

The H. G. Wells Collection includes five novels; The Time Machine, The Island of Doctor Moreau, The Invisible Man, The War of the Worlds, and The First Men in the Moon.

Author: H. G. Wells

Publisher: Engage Books

ISBN: 9781772262070

Category: Fiction

Page: 628

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The H. G. Wells Collection includes five novels; The Time Machine, The Island of Doctor Moreau, The Invisible Man, The War of the Worlds, and The First Men in the Moon. This set is limited to 1000 copies. H. G. Wells is credited with the popularisation of time travel in 1895 with The Time Machine, introducing the idea of time being the "fourth dimension" a decade before the publication of Einstein's first Relativity papers. In 1896, he imagined a mad scientist creating human-like beings from animals in The Island of Doctor Moreau, which created a growing interest in animal welfare throughout Europe. In 1897 with The Invisible Man, Wells shows how a formula could render one invisible, recognizing that an invisible eye would not be able to focus, thus rendering the invisible man blind. With The War of the Worlds in 1898, Wells established the idea that an advanced civilization could live on Mars, popularising the term 'martian' and the idea that aliens could invade Earth. With The First Men in the Moon, Wells developed antigravity, a development that we are still dreaming about to this day.

The Invisible Man and The Time Machine

In the first of these two science fiction stories a man watches his body slowly become invisible. In the second story a scientist invents a machine that transports him into the future.

Author: H. G. Wells

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781582870403

Category: Fiction

Page: 247

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In the first of these two science fiction stories a man watches his body slowly become invisible. In the second story a scientist invents a machine that transports him into the future.

The Time Machine Legend Classics

The Time Machine is considered one of the best science-fiction novel of all time and the first to popularize the concept of a time machine – a term coined by Wells.

Author: H. G. Wells

Publisher: Legend Press Ltd

ISBN: 178719843X

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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The Time Machine is considered one of the best science-fiction novel of all time and the first to popularize the concept of a time machine – a term coined by Wells.

Classics Reimagined The Time Machine

The Time Machine is a must-read for any science-fiction fan. The Classics Reimagined series is a library of stunning collector's editions of unabridged classic novels illustrated by contemporary artists from around the world.

Author: H.G. Wells

Publisher: Rockport Publishers

ISBN: 1631597280

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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Retold with stunning modern illustration by the studio team Ale + Ale, The Time Machine is a masterpiece of invention and storytelling from the father of science fiction, H. G. Wells. In this unabridged classic, the time-traveling protagonist is propelled by his machine to the distant year of 802,701 AD. To his horror, he finds only a decaying Earth that is being gradually swallowed by the Sun, and where two strange species—the delicate Eloi and the fierce, subterranean Morlocks—inhabit an eerie dystopia. The Time Machine is a must-read for any science-fiction fan. The Classics Reimagined series is a library of stunning collector's editions of unabridged classic novels illustrated by contemporary artists from around the world. Each artist offers his or her own unique, visual interpretation of the most well-loved, widely read, and avidly collected literature from renowned authors. From Frankenstein to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and from Jane Austen to Edgar Allan Poe, art lovers and book collectors alike will not be able to resist owning the whole collection.

The Time Machine The Invisible Man The War of the Worlds 3 Unabridged Science Fiction Classics

H.G. Wells The Time Machine + The Invisible Man + The War of the Worlds (3 Unabridged Science Fiction Classics) e-artnow, 2013 ISBN 978-80-7484-492-8 Cover: ...

Author: H. G. Wells

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8074844927

Category: Fiction

Page: 1200

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The time machine (1895) follows its scientist narrator on an incredible journey that takes him finally to Earth's last moments--and perhaps his own.