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The Time Machine: An Invention...

  title={The Time Machine: An Invention...},
  author={H. Wells},
One of a series of top-quality fiction for schools, this is Wells's classic science-fiction story. Strapped on his time machine, the time traveller discovers the secret of the fourth dimension, and journeys far into the future to find out what is to happen to mankind. 
Headlong into futurity
‘So, with a kind of madness upon me, I flung myself into futurity.’ These are the words with which H. G. Wells’s Time Traveller powers his machine into high gear, as a result of which he will soonExpand
Modern Objections to Time’s Passage
Here I examine the issue of the spatialization of time, attempts to construe becoming in terms of a “moving now” or of changing relations to the ‘now’, and the “block universe” interpretations. IExpand
The Style and Mythology of Socialism: Socialist Idealism, 1871-1914
Arguably no modern ideology has diffused as fast as socialism. From the mid-nineteenth century to the last quarter of the twentieth, socialist ideals played a crucial part not only in the politicalExpand
From Ideal to Future Cities: Science Fiction as an Extension of Utopia
The future is not a new idea. The philosophers of the Enlightenment freed it of the historic wrappings of Christian eschatology and the notion of Providence itself by rationalising the idea ofExpand
The Paradoxes of Time Travel
T IME travel, I maintain, is possible. The paradoxes of time travel are oddities, not impossibilities. They prove only this much, which few would have doubted: that a possible world where time travelExpand
Sculpture as a strategy for living
have never attempted a coherent articulation of my intuitive need to make art. An inarticulate theoretical groundwork for the production of my art becomes problematic when sharing that art.Expand
A Leap of Faith: Abbott, Bellamy, Morris, Wells and the Fin-de-Siècle Route to Utopia
Abstract: In the great surge of utopian writing that was produced during the fin de siècle, Edward Bellamy, William Morris and H. G. Wells among others imagined utopias that were global in scale andExpand
Of Mice and Men: Evolution and the Socialist Utopia. William Morris, H.G. Wells, and George Bernard Shaw
  • P. J. Hale
  • Medicine
  • Journal of the history of biology
  • 2010
During the British socialist revival of the 1880s competing theories of evolution were central to disagreements about strategy for social change, and George Bernard Shaw rejected neo-Darwinism in favour of a Lamarckian conception of change he called “creative evolution. Expand
Time in the Making: Why All the Fuss About Time? On Time, the Unknown, and Fascination
This chapter provides an overview of approaches to ‘unknown time’, outlining historical and philosophical conceptions of time and specifying the connection between unknown time and fascination.Expand
Past Presents and Present Futures: Rethinking Sweden's Moderna Museet
The island of Skeppsholmen in central Stockholm was once a naval base. It is now a much-visited cultural oasis. It therefore encapsulates the notion of historic preservation as a dynamic phenomenonExpand


The Critical Response to H.G. Wells
Series Foreword by Cameron Northouse Introduction: H. G. Wells and the Literate Subconscious Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells The Lounger by Anonymous The Early H. G. Wells by BernardExpand
A Wells Biography
The First Wells
  • Borges, a Reader: A Selection from the Writings of Jorge Luis Borges
  • 1981
107) he would go out muffled up invisibly: Griffin must make his invisibility invisible by covering it up. 3 (p. 107) the Scarlet Coat: This inn is named for the red coat worn by fox hunters
    37) gap between a negro and a white man: Wells's racist attitude toward blacks
      Grant Allen's: A member of the Fabian Society, Grant Allen was the author of Strange Stories
        Her name may be a decayed form of Rowena, a mythological figure in English history
          I have told the circumstances of the stranger's arrival: Wells shifts to a first-person narrator, like a reporter or witness
            Sir Thomas More coined the term in 1516, but Edward Bellamy (Looking Backward, 1888) and William Morris (News from Nowhere, 1891 ) had written about new utopias in the nineteenth century
              compared the stranger to the man with the one talent: Silas Durgan confuses the biblical talent, a unit of currency, with the word that means skill or ability