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One of the most important books of . Ralph Cosham provides a very good performance. Wells’s, young then, writing career is definitely ‘The Time Machine’; a book that not only managed to win its readers and remain, even today, famous for more than a century, but also changed the genre of what is today known as Science Fiction.

The Time Machine, perhaps Wells' best known work, tells the story of the first time traveler. Herbert George Wells was born on September 21, 1866 in the lower-middle class environs of Bromley, Kent. In the distant future the human race has evolved into two beings: the gentle Eloi and their dreaded cousins, the Morlocks, masters of the underworld. Ralph Cosham's performance is possibly the best narration ever of this Science Fiction Classic. Five great stories featuring Wells at his best, delving into fantastic and strange worlds.

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Herbert George Wells (1866 – 1946) was a prolific English writer who wrote in a variety of genres.

Herbert George Wells (1866 – 1946) was a prolific English writer who wrote in a variety of genres. We still are a long way off from the time to which The Time Machine travels, so there is no need to update this great story from the mind of a genuine scientist of his day. That's right, . Wells was not just a great author, he was a true scientist of the time. The reality of time travel is now known to be far different than that depicted in any story I've ever read or watched (for the real deal, read Dr. David Deutsch's The Fabric of Reality) but that does not detract from the fun of these stories. One person found this helpful.

Ralph Howard Cosham (25 February 1936 – 30 September 2014), was a British-born American film, stage and voice actor and book narrator. Cosham also recorded under the name Geoffrey Howard. He lived in Reston, Virginia

Ralph Howard Cosham (25 February 1936 – 30 September 2014), was a British-born American film, stage and voice actor and book narrator. He lived in Reston, Virginia. He was a member of the acting companies of the Washington Theatre Club, the Folger Shakespeare Library, Arena Stage and The Shakespeare Theater all in Washington, DC. Cosham changed careers from British journalist to actor in the 1970s

The Time Machine, perhaps Wells' best known work, tells the story of the first time traveler. Ralph Cosham's performance is possibly the best narration ever of this Science Fiction Classic

The Time Machine, perhaps Wells' best known work, tells the story of the first time traveler.

Wells’ first, The Time Machine, is a critique of utopian ideas, set in the year 802701. It is also influenced by Ray Lankester's theories about social degeneration. This work is an early example of the Dying Earth subgenre. The portion of the novella that sees the Time Traveller in a distant future where the sun is huge and red also places The Time Machine within the realm of eschatology, .

The Time Machine, perhaps Wells' best known work, tells the story of the first time traveler. In the distant future the human race has evolved into two beings: the gentle Eloi and their dreaded cousins, the Morlocks, masters of the underworld. Ralph Cosham's performance is possibly the best narration ever of this Science Fiction Classic.

Comments: (7)

Ishnjurus
I re-read this old classic from H.G. Wells and used Oxford World's Classics print - it was a wonderful read with the additional notes on a bunch of references that Wells has used, ranging from Darwin to the Genesis texts...

The dystopian future of mankind's evolution/devolution into the Elois and the Morlocks is a fascinating tale indeed... The underlying message about the need for solving for the growing chasm between the wealthy aristocratic class and the laborers who toiled endlessly from the Britain of late 1800s (the time when this novel was written). Wells, at times, comes across as a proponent of Communism, advocating a more socialistic approach to society e.g., the Elois had collective housing facilities for sleeping, eating etc.

Regardless of these overtones, "The Time Machine" novella is a superb novella and was way ahead of its time... Introducing the concept of time travel and using the dystopian future of mankind as a mean to drive home the message for a need to change is very well done. This classic has truly survived the test of time... it is as fascinating a read in this day and age as it must have been in the late 1800s...
Buridora
This was my first reading of this classic. It'd been on my reading list for years. Mark Twain's quote about classics being "books one always means to read but never gets around to" came to mind as I was reading. I'm so glad I got around to it. Once I started it, I could not put it down. This story is astounding in that it was written in the late 1900s. I've enjoyed time travel stories for years, and now know that Mr. Wells is the father of this subgenre. I recommend this for all ages, particularly young readers.

This is the first Amazon Classic I have read. The formatting and editing were excellent, which made it an easy, pleasurable read. This has often not been the case with other classics I have read.
Brajind
First time I have read this book. I remember watching this movie with my Mom as a child and not liking it very much. The old adage rings true here: 'the book is better then the movie!'. It's great to see how those before us figured the future would play out. Usually a 'future' novel, at least in my experience, is placed in the 'near future' up to maybe a few thousand years ahead. Well's takes that equation and does away with it going millions of years ahead. It's a good study (or at least perspective) of where man might be by then. Good read and I encourage anyone who has seen the movie, to read the book! Haha
Xanna
I'm sure we've all seen the movie - or possibly the Wishbone episode ;) - so we probably all have a general idea of what happens in this book, but it still did manage to surprise me a bit. The tone is surprisingly modern for a book written over a hundred years ago and [unfortunately] the social commentary is just as relevant today as I assume it was at that time. Definitely a short read but also a good one and I especially liked his detailed descriptive language, which made it very easy to picture the world as I was reading.
Uthergo
It was fun reading The War of the Worlds because of the differences between the time depicted, when it was written, and the updated movies. We still are a long way off from the time to which The Time Machine travels, so there is no need to update this great story from the mind of a genuine scientist of his day. That's right, H.G. Wells was not just a great author, he was a true scientist of the time. The reality of time travel is now known to be far different than that depicted in any story I've ever read or watched (for the real deal, read Dr. David Deutsch's
The Fabric of Reality) but that does not detract from the fun of these stories.
Crazy
It is often the case and more often thought to be the case that "classic novels" are old hat. That is they are worth reading just to understand a certain school of literary aesthetic or thought, a past era, etc. and maybe they might be worth reading not for their fame (or infamy). "The Time Machine" shatters any assumption that a classic has to be stuffy, irrelevant or out of date (of course, it is by no means the only classic novel to do so). Wells creates the first novel about a time traveling machine with wit, intelligence, suspense, political satire and an adventurous spirit.

The story begins in Surrey where a scientist and inventor referred to simply as the Time Traveler is discussing with dinner guests how he views time as simply the fourth dimension (the other three being height, length and breadth), which can be traveled through just like the other three dimensions. The catch is that this eccentric is actually successful and manages to travel over eight hundred thousand years into the future. The Time Traveler navigates through a different world which appears to be an utopian world of leisure occupied by a civilization of small but pretty persons calling themselves eloi. The Time Traveler soon finds out that things are not as they seem. Even though this is a well known novel, I will not spoil things in case of new readers who stumble across the magnificent book which is in the public domain and free on the Kindle. You may find the musings and observations of the curious and bold Time Traveler to be fascinating.

Wells manages to create a thrilling tale with satirical and political themes woven in to warn against oppression and promoting his socialist ideals. After reading the novel, consider the good but imperfect film adaptions The Time Machine and The Time Machine. Do yourself a favor and avoid the 1970s mess, though; that version is worse than an encounter with morlocks.
The Time Machine and Other Stories download epub
Classics
Author: H G Wells,Ralph Cosham
ISBN: 1598951858
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Classics
Language: English
Publisher: Findaway World; Unabridged edition (June 1, 2006)