The story that launched Wells's successful career-the classic tale of the Time Traveler and the extraordinary world he discovers in the far distant future. A haunting portrayal of Darwin's evolutionary theory carried to a terrible conclusion. Wells story is darker than the movie versions.
The time machine, a science fiction novel written by H G Wells was published in 1895. Later it was adapted in two films, a TV series and some comics till now. The book’s protagonist is a man, named time traveler by the narrator. It is a short novel but has all the ingredients for a good yarn,... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
The time machine, a science fiction novel written by H G Wells was published in 1895. Later it was adapted in two films, a TV series and some comics till now. The book’s protagonist is a man, named time traveler by the narrator. It is a short novel but has all the ingredients for a good yarn, a device called time machine and a whole unknown and unexpected future waiting for us a way ahead. I should already tell you that this book is absolutely not about building time machine and is totally about a journey to the future and the time machine is merely a literary device to facilitate the journey. The story begins when time traveler shows his friends a small device what he claims is a time machine. At first everyone was expecting it to be some kind of trick but when he manages to make it vanish into air, everyone is amazed. Then he takes all of his friends to his laboratory to show them a real bigger model of his time machine which is not yet completed and asks them to come next week again and he will provide them with a proof that he can time travel. On a day in next week he arrives late in a disheveled state to a dinner party he had organized for his friends, waiting for him to reveal the mystery of time traveling. Than after having a meal he starts telling them story about his 8 day visit to future which he started same day in the morning in present. He went thousands of years ahead in future and to be specific it was year A.D. 802,701. At that time human beings have evolved into two species – Eloi, a society of small childlike frugivores living on land and light fearing Morlocks living underground. Initially time traveler is unable to understand the relation between them and his theory of their relation keeps on changing as he spends time. Later he finds that his time machine is missing and he is trapped in future. For some time he keeps on roaming like a madman exploring the new world but somehow gets to know that his time machine is hidden under a nearby structure with heavy doors, locked from the inside. In due course he gets engaged in an affectionate relationship with a girl Weena an Eloi, who is fond of him. He also had some wild encounters with underground Morlocks but anyhow he survived them. To say more would be to give away too much of plot. The beauty of this book is the fantasy of author about the future which is totally different as one could think of based on present scenario. According to author in future, intellect and strength are no more advantageous for survival. Weena’s unrestricted love to time traveler despite of language difference and no previous shared history shows that human emotions continues even when there is no similarity in the lifestyle as compared to present. Overall this book is a wonderful experience.
“I suppose a suicide who holds a pistol to his skull feels much the same wonder at what will come next as I felt then.”The Time Traveler
“"Don't you think you would attract attention?" said the Medical Man. "Our ancestors had no great tolerance for anachronisms"”The Medical Man
“Nature never appeals to intelligence until habit an instinct are useless. There is no intelligence where there is no change and no need of change.”The Time Traveler
“There is no intelligence where there is no change and no need of change.”The Time Traveler
“Strenght is the outcome of need; security sets a premium on feebleness.”The Time Treveler
“Or did he go forward, into one of the nearer ages ,in which men are still men, but with the riddles of our own time answered and its worrisome problems solved?”The Narrator
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