ISBN: 9789384225445 Pages: 240 Size: 197 x 138 mm Format: Hardback Weight: 350 gm.
About The Book
The Time Machine is one of the most influential science fictionnovels of all time. It is an adventure story documenting the TimeTravellerï¿½s travel into the future by a machine constructed by him.Once there, he discovered that society, as he knows it, has falleninto ruins. All that is left are remnants of crumbling buildings andovergrown vegetation. He comes in contact with two species insteadof modern humans. Much of the novel concerns the Time Travellerï¿½shorrifying discovery of this divided world. It gradually becomesapparent that the novel is more than an adventure story; it is alsoa parable about the ultimate kind of society stratified by class, bythose who have and those who do not.The book is a work of great imagination that can be read andappreciated by fans of both Science Fiction and Non-Science Fiction.
About H.G. Wells
HERBERT GEORGE WELLS was born on 21 September 1866, in Bromley, England. In 1874, Wells, the son of domestic helpers-turned-shopkeepers, had an accident that left him bedridden for months. It was during this time that an avid reader was born. His father would bring him books from the local library and Wells would spend hours devouring the written word. Later, when his mother returned to working as a maidservant in a country house in Sussex, Wells found himself in the owner's magnificent library, immersed in the works of stalwarts like Jonathan Swift, Charles Dickens, Sir Thomas More, Plato, Daniel Defoe and others. As a teenager, Wells worked as a draper's assistant but eventually quit. Later, he won a scholarship to the Normal School of Science (later, the Royal College) where he learned about astronomy, biology, chemistry, and physics, among other subjects. All through, Wells nursed the secret desire to become a writer someday. In 1895, following the publication of The Time Machine, Wells became an overnight sensation. The story of an English scientist developing a time travel machine earned him the title of Father of Futurism. Wells' successive books, often termed as 'scientific romances' included The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896), The Invisible Man (1897) and The War of the Worlds (1898) Wells' works reflected the need for a society that flourished on the ideas and principles of global socialism. Published in 1920, The Outline of History is regarded as Wells' best-selling work. A champion of social and political ideas, he also ran for Parliament as a Labour Party candidate between 1922 and 192 The visionary author, sociologist, journalist, and historian breathed his last on 13 August 1946, aged 79.