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The Time Machine

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  • Copyright: 2001-02-01
  • Publisher: Broadview Pr
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Summary

When the intrepid Time Traveller finds himself in the year 802,701, he encounters a seemingly utopian society of evolved human beings but then unearths the dark secret that sets mankind on course toward its inevitable destruction. An insightful look into a distant, bleak, and disturbing future, "The Time Machine" goes beyond the reaches of science fiction to provide a strikingly relevant discussion of social progress, class struggle, and the human condition. Hailed as a masterpiece of its genre, H. G. Wells's famous novella about the perils of history and the hubris of modernity comes vividly alive in this remarkable reissue of a unique 1931 illustrated edition.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 9(2)
Introduction 11(35)
A Brief Chronology 46(6)
H.G. Wells
A Note on the Text 52(3)
The Time Machine
55(102)
Appendix A: The Evolutionary Context: Biology 157(27)
1. The Origin of Species (1859, 1872)
157(1)
Charles Darwin
2. Degeneration (1880)
158(3)
E. Ray Lankester
3. ``The Struggle for Existence in Human Society'' (1888)
161(1)
Thomas H. Huxley
4. ``Zoological Retrogression'' (1891)
162(6)
H.G. Wells
5. Text-Book of Biology (1893)
168(1)
H.G. Wells
6. ``Evolution and Ethics'' (1893)
169(4)
Thomas H. Huxley
7. ``On Extinction'' (1893)
173(3)
H.G. Wells
8. ``The Man of the Year Million'' (1893)
176(5)
H.G. Wells
9. ``The Extinction of Man'' (1894)
181(3)
H.G. Wells
Appendix B: The Evolutionary Context: Society 184(20)
1. Past and Present (1843)
184(1)
Thomas Carlyle
2. from various writings (1844-64)
185(3)
Karl Marx
3. The Condition of the Working-Class (1845)
188(2)
Frederick Engels
4. Sybil (1845)
190(1)
Benjamin Disraeli
5. Social Statics (1851)
191(1)
Herbert Spencer
6. First Principles (1862)
192(1)
Herbert Spencer
7. The Child of the Cavern (1877)
193(1)
Jules Verne
8. Progress and Poverty (1880)
194(3)
Henery George
9. Looking Backward (1888)
197(2)
Edward Bellamy
10. ``The Struggle for Existence in Human Society'' (1888)
199(1)
Thomas H. Huxley
11. News from Nowhere (1890)
199(3)
William Morris
12. Social Evolution (1894)
202(2)
Benjamin Kidd
Appendix C: The Evolutionary Context: Culture 204(8)
1. The Martyrdom of Man (1872, 1875)
204(1)
Winwood Reade
2. The Joyful Wisdom (1882, 1886)
205(3)
Friedrich Nietzsche
3. ``The Rediscovery of the Unique'' (1891)
208(2)
H.G. Wells
4. Degeneration (1892, 1895)
210(2)
Max Nordau
Appendix D: The Spatiotemporal Context: The Fourth Dimension 212(12)
1. Flatland (1884)
212(2)
Edwin A. Abbott
2. ``What Is the Fourth Dimension?'' (1884)
214(3)
C.H. Hinton
3. ``S,'' ``Four-Dimensional Space'' (1885)
217(2)
4. ``The Fourth Dimension'' (1887)
219(1)
E.A. Hamilton Gordon
5. ``The Canterville Ghost'' (1887)
220(1)
Oscar Wilde
6. The Principles of Psychology (1890)
221(1)
William James
7. ``Modern Mathematical Thought'' (1894)
222(2)
Simon Newcomb
Appendix E: The Spatiotemporal Context: Solar Death and the End of the World 224(11)
1. Gulliver's Travels (1726)
224(1)
Jonathan Swift
2. ``On the Age of the Sun's Heat'' (1862)
225(2)
William Thomson
3. The Conservation of Energy (1874)
227(1)
Balfour Stewart
4. The Unseen Universe (1875)
228(2)
Balfour Stewart
Peter Guthrie Tait
5. ``The Determination of the Secular Effects of Tidal Friction by a Graphical Method'' (1879)
230(1)
George Howard Darwin
6. ``On the Precession of a Viscous Spheroid'' (1879)
231(1)
George Howard Darwin
7. ``The Cyclic' Delusion'' (1894)
232(1)
H.G. Wells
8. Omega (1894)
233(2)
Camille Flammarion
Appendix F: Extracts from Wells's Correspondence 235(11)
Appendix G: Wells on The Time Machine 246(15)
1. ``Popularising Science'' (1894)
246(1)
H.G. Wells
2. ``Preface,'' The Works of H.G. Wells, Vol. 1 (1924)
247(1)
H.G. Wells
3. ``Preface,'' The Time Machine: An Invention (1931)
248(4)
H.G. Wells
4. ``Preface,'' Seven Famous Novels (1934)
252(3)
H.G. Wells
5. Experiment in Autobiography (1934)
255(4)
H.G. Wells
6. ``Fiction About the Future'' (1938)
259(2)
H.G. Wells
Appendix H: Reviews of The Time Machine 261(16)
1. From Review of Reviews [London] (March 1895)
261(1)
2. New York Times (23 June 1895)
261(2)
3. Spectator (13 July 1895)
263(4)
4. Literary World (13 July 1895)
267(1)
5. Nature (18 July 1895)
268(1)
6. From Saturday Review (20 July 1895)
269(1)
7. Daily Chronicle (27 July 1895)
270(2)
8. Pall Mall Magazine (September 1895)
272(4)
Israel Zangwill
9. From Review of Reviews [New York] (October 1895)
276(1)
Appendix I: Contemporary Portraits of Wells 277(5)
1. From Bookman (August 1895)
277(1)
2. ``Picaroon,'' from Chap-Book [Chicago] (1896)
278(4)
Selected Bibliography 282(11)
Works Cited 293

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