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The Time Machine

H. G. Wells
Edited by Roger Luckhurst

January 2017

ISBN: 9780198707516

160 pages
Paperback
196x129mm

Oxford World's Classics

Price: £5.99

The Time Machine is a scientific romance that helped invent the genre of science fiction and the time travel story. 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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The Time Machine is a scientific romance that helped invent the genre of science fiction and the time travel story. This edition features a contextual introduction, detailed explanatory notes, and two essays Wells wrote just prior to the publication of his first book.

  • It is the 150th anniversary of H. G. Wells's birth in 2016
  • Uses first 1895 book edition, but tracks Wells's changes from earlier serialisations, since the book had a very long and complicated pre-publication history
  • Contextual introduction by leading scholar of late Victorian popular fiction
  • Includes appendix with excised longer version of Wells's vision for the death of the planet
  • Contains additional two essays by Wells on the same themes, 'Zoological Retrogression' (1891) and 'On Extinction' (1893)

About the Author(s)

H. G. Wells

Edited by Roger Luckhurst, Professor in Modern and Contemporary Literature, Birkbeck College, University of London

Roger Luckhurst has written widely on Victorian popular fiction, science fiction and Gothic literature. He has edited Stevenson's Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Stoker's Dracula, and an anthology of Late Victorian Gothic Tales for Oxford World's Classics, and an edition of H. P. Lovecraft's Classic Horror Stories. His books include The Mummy's Curse: The True History of a Dark Fantasy (Oxford, 2012).

Reviews

"Very smart-looking new editions of SF classics." - David V Barrett, Fortean Times

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