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    H. G. Wells, The Time Machine

    Luckhurst, Roger, ed. (2017) H. G. Wells, The Time Machine. Oxford World's Classics. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780198707516.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: 'So, in the end, above ground you must have the Haves, pursuing pleasure and comfort and beauty, and below ground the Have-nots, the Workers...' At a Victorian dinner party, in Richmond, London, the Time Traveller returns to tell his extraordinary tale of mankind's future in the year 802,701 AD. It is a dystopian vision of Darwinian evolution, with humans split into an above-ground species of Eloi, and their troglodyte brothers. The first book H. G. Wells published, The Time Machine is a scientific romance that helped invent the genre of science fiction and the time travel story. Even before its serialisation had finished in the spring of 1895, Wells had been declared 'a man of genius', and the book heralded a fifty year career of a major cultural and political controversialist. It is a sardonic rejection of Victorian ideals of progress and improvement and a detailed satirical commentary on the Decadent culture of the 1890s. This edition features a contextual introduction, detailed explanatory notes, and two essays Wells wrote just prior to the publication of his first book.

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    Item Type: Book
    School: School of Arts > English, Theatre and Creative Writing
    Depositing User: Roger Luckhurst
    Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2017 12:02
    Last Modified: 24 Jan 2017 12:02
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/17985

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