â€śIâ€™ve had a most amazing time....â€ť
So begins the Time Travellerâ€™s astonishing firsthand account of his journey 800,000 years beyond his own eraâ€”and the story that launched H.G. Wellsâ€™s successful career and earned him his reputation as the father of science fiction. With a speculative leap that still fires the imagination, Wells sends his brave explorer to face a future burdened with our greatest hopes...and our darkest fears. A pull of the Time Machineâ€™s lever propels him to the age of a slowly dying Earth.Â There he discovers two bizarre racesâ€”the ethereal Eloi and the subterranean Morlocksâ€”who not only symbolize the duality of human nature, but offer a terrifying portrait of the men of tomorrow as well.Â Published in 1895, this masterpiece of invention captivated readers on the threshold of a new century. Thanks to Wellsâ€™s expert storytelling and provocative insight, The Time Machine will continue to enthrall readers for generations to come.