The Time Machine                            By, H.G.WELLSINTRODUCTION :Herbert George "H.G." Wells – a prolific English au...
Morlocks, but ultimately they chase him out of their realm.Frightened by the Morlocks, he takes Weena to try to find a pla...
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The Time Machine
by H.G.WELLS

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  1. 1. The Time Machine By, H.G.WELLSINTRODUCTION :Herbert George "H.G." Wells – a prolific English author has beenreferred to as "The Father of Science Fiction". The Time Machine is ascience fiction novella by him, published in 1895 and later adaptedinto two feature films of the same name, as well as few televisionprograms and comic book adaptations.STORY :A group of men, including the narrator, is listening to the TimeTraveller discuss his theory that time is the fourth dimension. TheTime Traveller produces a miniature time machine and makes itdisappear into thin air. The next week, the guests return, to find theirhost looking exhausted. They sit down after dinner, and the TimeTraveler begins his story.The Time Traveller had finally finished work on his time machine,and it rocketed him into the future. When the machine stops, in theyear 802,701 AD, he finds himself in a paradisiacal world of smallhumanoid creatures called Eloi. They are frail and peaceful, and givehim fruit to eat. He explores the area, but when he returns he findsthat his time machine is gone. He decides that it has been put insidethe pedestal of a nearby statue. He tries to pry it open but cannot. Inthe night, he begins to catch glimpses of strange white ape-likecreatures the Eloi call Morlocks. He decides that the Morlocks livebelow ground, down the wells that dot the landscape. Meanwhile, hesaves one of the Eloi from drowning, and she befriends him. Hername is Weena. The Time Traveller finally works up enough courageto go down into the world of Morlocks to try to retrieve his timemachine. He finds that matches are a good defense against the
  2. 2. Morlocks, but ultimately they chase him out of their realm.Frightened by the Morlocks, he takes Weena to try to find a placewhere they will be safe from the Morlocks nocturnal hunting. Hegoes to what he calls the Palace of Green Porcelain, which turns outto be a museum. There, he finds more matches, some camphor, and alever he can use as a weapon. That night, retreating from theMorlocks through a giant wood, he accidentally starts a fire. ManyMorlocks die in the fire and the battle that ensues, and Weena iskilled. The exhausted Time Traveller returns to the pedestal to findthat it has already been pried open. He strides in confidently, and justwhen the Morlocks think that they have trapped him, he springs ontothe machine and whizzes into the future.The Time Traveller makes several more stops. In a distant time hestops on a beach where he is attacked by giant crabs. The bloated redsun sits motionless in the sky. He then travels thirty million years intothe future. He sees a planet eclipse the sun. He then returns, to thepresent time. The next day, he leaves again,this time with fullpreparations, but never returns. The story remains incompleteMY VIEWS :This book introduced me to what people call science fiction. thoughthe flow of story is quiet difficult to read , I enjoyed it anticipately. - KASHYAP SHAH G-14

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