When the Time Traveller courageously stepped out of his machine for the first time, he found himself in the year 802,700--and everything has changed.In another, more utopian age, creatures seemed to dwell together in perfect harmony.The Time Traveller thought he could study these marvelous beings--unearth their secret and then retum to his own time--until he discovered that his invention, his only avenue of escape, had been stolen.H.G. Well's famous novel of one man's astonishing journey beyond the conventional limits of the imagination first appeared in 1895.It won him immediate recognition, and has been regarded ever since as one of the great masterpieces in the literature of science fiction.
About the Author
Editor Luke Hartwell is author of the novels Atom Heart John Beloved, Nathan's Story, and Locomotives in Winter. Jack London is the well-known author of Call of the Wild, White Fang, and other tales of the arctic, the sea, and the future. H.G. Wells is the equally famous author of War of the Worlds, The Time Machine, and other science fiction works. Robert Hugh Benson is best known for the work included here, Lord of the World.
“[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