The Time MachineH.G. Wells

The Time Machine

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The Time Machine by H.G. Wells Book Summary

The H.G. Wells classic that helped launch the time travel genre.

The Time Traveller, a dreamer obsessed with traveling through time, builds himself a time machine and, much to his surprise, travels over 800,000 years into the future. He lands in the year 802701: the world has been transformed by a society living in apparent harmony and bliss, but as the Traveler stays in the future he discovers a hidden barbaric and depraved subterranean class.

The Time Machine inspired the international bestseller The Map of Time by Félix J. Palma. As a gift to our readers, we are including the first three chapters of The Map of Time in this ebook edition.

The Time Machine (H.G. Wells) Book Reviews

ChillingWells takes the concept of time travel and runs with it full speed ahead, or should that be behind? This is still the best time travel story ever written..Score: 5/5


Not even read it!I've not even read the book yet and I already looks good at least In my perspective..Score: 5/5

Pretty goodKept you interested to see what happens next.Score: 4/5

The Time MachineA fun read, with lots of big words..Score: 3/5

Great bookOne of the first books I read voluntarily. It was easy for me to be sucked into the plot and story..Score: 4/5

AmazingThis is an amazing book and it has a lot of exciting parts..Score: 5/5

WhoaThat sucked.Score: 5/5

READWhat a great, simple read. The ending has me wanting more! READ READ READ.Score: 5/5

A+ bookThis was one of the best books I've ever read! I would recommend this book to someone..Score: 5/5

Baba bagThis book is awesome andudndmhdjd.Score: 5/5

New FavoriteQuick read that I'll return to time and time again..Score: 5/5

Time MechineTo go forward in time to make things better for humanity it would be worth it. I sometimes sit and wonder myself how can I bring peace and make the world a better place....Score: 5/5

Good:p.Score: 3/5

One of my favorite readsShort and sweet. It's a quick read that leaves you feeling very satisfied. Wells was a master storyteller..Score: 5/5

Very DescriptiveThe book started off dry, but when the Time Traveler began telling his story it was hard for me to stop reading. Wells is very descriptive - it brought the story to life!.Score: 4/5

BookI read this book and it soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo good but i did not like that it was short i really wanted to read mor so i cant wait for another book like this one to come out!Very gooooood book to read over summer.Score: 4/5

A Must ReadEnthralling. The Time Traveler's telling of his adventure gave me vivid imagery and a light sense of wonder and amazement. I only wish the ending didn't just drop like it did..Score: 4/5

The time machineSuperb.Score: 5/5

Lame!!!!Don't get this book there's barely any adventure and there's not much about it it's just boring and terrible.Score: 1/5

Great science; okay social scienceThe Time Traveler’s scientific curiosity is his main charm. The narration inside the narration creates space for mystery and doubt. Some weird comments about race aside, the book is also an interesting critique of Victorian society..Score: 4/5

The time machineThis book was ok like it was boring but it was actually kinda good but I wouldn’t recommend this to you at all it’s just a stupid book in general and has no real meaning.Score: 1/5

A classicThe original. Accept no substitutes..Score: 5/5

:)Love this book.Score: 5/5

YeaThis book is the be stickiest book ever!!!!!.Score: 5/5

StupidThis was the stupidest book that I Have read so far.Score: 1/5

👍🏽I read this book in 7th grade, and I thought it was really good! Definitely worth a read!.Score: 5/5

ReviewIt's just ok..Score: 3/5

The foundation for sci-fi adventuresAnyone looking for some inspiration in a novel look no further this was the rubric for science fiction since it’s creation.Score: 4/5

My favorite of all timeWells’ ability to shape a futile world of the future is so mysterious and intriguing. A must read!.Score: 5/5

Not badNot bad.Score: 5/5

The time machine By H.G wellsThis book was really good..Score: 4/5

Good bookDis iz a gud buk cause it haz gud righting..Score: 5/5

Awesome! 😄I love this book so much! I recommend it for all H.G. Wells fans..Score: 5/5

YawnI'm glad the book was short, the excerpts seem longer. I learned some nice big words but other than that the story sucked and the future in it was/is/will be wack!!.Score: 1/5

I absolutely loved itWonderful book by a wonderful author.Score: 5/5

BoringHi it's boring.Score: 1/5

Time Machine by HG Wells is timeless and classic, highly recommend to read!!!This one of my favorite books I ever read when I was teenager in 6th grade then Mr Ruscavage introduced me and my classmates to 1960s film based on that book which produced by george pals that movie is much better than that 2002 time machine reboot was..Score: 5/5

Loved It!👌💁Amazing book very interesting and so overwhelming!.Score: 5/5

Time MachineWow! Loved it. So amazing..Score: 4/5

Amazingly addictiveThis book made me feel like if I am traveler myself.I am 10 years old and this book shot me through the imagination of adventures.Though it is short it came to me to wish if it was real.It’s at a good and cheap price.I suggest to buy it ..Score: 5/5

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Thrilling and amazing !I was called to jury duty so I decided to read this book on my phone since it was free . I didn't think it would pull me in like it did and I'm glad I chose this book . Highly recommend it to anyone who likes time travel , mystery , and suspense ..Score: 5/5

AwesomeThis book is so awesome I read it once and it was super good I fell in love with it and recommended it to my friends this is now my second time reading it!.Score: 5/5

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Let’s go boyzThis is book it litttt!!.Score: 5/5

Gonna find outGoing to read it now so hopefully aided by the reviews this book is getting I will be satisfied.Score: 5/5

Give Me More!For crying in the night! That's it? The adventure ends and every bit of mystery remains a secret! At the height of intrigue, the story halts so abruptly my head is still spinning. I will not say it comes to an end because plainly there are chapters upon chapters more to be told! Where is the end? Where are the missing pages between the point where my eyes ran out of words and that sense of closure? This is a glorious job of storytelling! A book teeming with creativity! I want more! Yes, the intent of Mr. Wells' work may have been to prove the folly of a class system that separates and oppresses. He points out in horrific fashion how the tables can drastically turn. And I grasp the message that trials and hardships do indeed compel the human race to seek greater knowledge, while total tranquility lends to stagnant lives and stupidity. Those points are made in the first excursion, but could not the story have continued with the same entrancing force simply for the sake of entertainment? I'm left wanting to such a degree that I nearly hate the book as much as I love it!!!.Score: 5/5

Fantastic fictionFantastic. Travelled through a new world.Score: 5/5

Good ReadVery short and sweet. It would be worthy of 4-5 stars if the author went more wild with his story line. I liked the idea and the details of his idea but I found myself disappointed with the quick ending. It wasn't as much of a cliff hanger as it was a "this had much more potential"..Score: 3/5

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Loved it!Couldn't put it down...wish it was longer...would love to read more of his travels :).Score: 5/5

Wonderful BookMy favourite book of all time. The characters are so colourful!.Score: 5/5

The Time MachineGreat book. Read it in three days. Had me excited to see what came next..Score: 5/5

MehHalf of the book is taken up by excerpts from other books, so really it's twice as long as it needs to be.Score: 3/5

Time machineInteresting book makes you think bout time traveling for a reality kinda knowing it probable will never happen who nose. Time will tell good book I liked it a lot ty.Score: 4/5

Fantastic read......especially for a free book. Well worth the download..Score: 4/5

Great!I love this book. Who wouldn't love it reading it on iBooks?.Score: 5/5

A good readThis book is more of a suspense in some ways, I didn't expect some of the events that happened to occur. I would recommend it to anyone who likes fiction, I read it in three hours, 1 hour last night, and 1 and a half this morning. I was eager to finish it and get to the end. A word of advice; when reading this, make your mind think like a child, that way you won't question the events as much and you can picture what is happening..Score: 5/5

The time machineLoved it!!!.Score: 5/5

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AMAZINGFIVE STARS FOR SURE!!! Amazing book. Very interesting..Score: 5/5

Time machine h g wellsVery good couldn't put it down until Finnished.Score: 5/5

Best movieWith guy pierce in it & gr8 explanation of quantum leap theory, the beginning is the end & vice versa.Score: 5/5

Timeless classicTimeless (literally) classic and referenced in other books. This is for all ages and inspired many people to get in to science..Score: 5/5

I enjoyed this book, yes quiteYes. I had to read this for a book study in Year 9, though I had read a simplified version earlier. This book was good. The descriptions of Eloi and Morlock life were great....Score: 4/5

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