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The Time Machine
The Time Machine | H. G. Wells
In The Time Machine, there is a story within a story. The first two chapters make up the outer story, the frame. What follows is the Time Traveler's story. It is important to consider why Wells included a frame story. It lets the reader know that the story takes place in Victorian England, in a world of gas lamps, cigars, and gentlemen with the leisure time to discuss topics like the fourth dimension. It also sets up a good deal of suspense.
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paulfrankspencer
The Time Machine | H.G. Wells
Mehso-so

This has been my book-on-phone, I-don't-have-anything-else-to-read option for like a year or more probably 2. It was fine. I picked up most of the plot from references in Futurama. Don't think I'd ever recommend it. The sci-fi is silly and the social commentary lackluster.

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lauraisntwilder
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I read this because my son read it for summer reading and he wanted to discuss it. I like any book that gets him that interested!

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yoavshai
The Time Machine | H.G. Wells
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#BookCoverChallenge
Day 205.
Here I will note 365 books (or as many as I will have before I get tired) that have shaped my taste in literature. No explanations, no reviews. Just the cover of the book.
I do not challenge anyone. You are all welcome to take part.

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wanderinglynn
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#two4tuesday

1. As fascinating as it would be to go see various points & times in history, I think I‘d prefer to go see the future.

2. Love HG Wells

Thanks for the tag Lisa! 😘

TheSpineView You're welcome! I want to see the future too! Thanks for playing! 8mo
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LostInSpace
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Mehso-so

Short and okay read, didn‘t enthral me.

Bit dated, bit random, not much attention to detail. Interesting story premise if it had been elaborated on.

Zoes_Human Same for me. 13mo
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Deifio
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The bunnies are enjoying their grass in the shade. And I'm reading papers dealing with the themes from The Time Machine.

#petsoflitsy

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Deifio
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Pickpick

Read it again for my Late Victorian Literature class. It's as good as I remembered. This is my third read of it

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rwmg
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The creation of a subgenre, if not a genre. The tale does suffer a bit from over-familiarity - this must be my third or fourth reading and if I remember rightly I've seen the film version at least twice. On those grounds I might only give it a So-So. But as an achievement it deserves a Pick.

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rwmg
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CRoddy
Pickpick

Great book! Took me a long time for such a small book but there was so much to take in it took a while

Nute Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a warm and friendly community. I know that you will enjoy yourself here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you!🙂 1y
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Bookgirl
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My son is taking a sci-fi lit class and I realized I had never finished this classic. The writing is not the most exciting but the story is wonderful. Plus, it was eye-opening to realize this is really the birth of all time travel stories (those that involve time machines). The idea of how humanity devolves is interesting also...easy to still see why some think we are doomed to destroy ourselves. Meanwhile, it‘s still winter here in Michigan. 😭🥶

RavenLovelyReads That flower is beautiful!! 1y
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Deifio
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New books for my "Late Victorian Literature" class at university. I really like the Tess edition, looks pretty! The tagged book is also on the class itinerary, but hasn't arrived yet.

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Argon
The Time Machine | H.G. Wells
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I watched the 60s movie version a number of years ago, but just read the original novella. It was brilliant, I love H.G. Wells! Made me think about how our world has changed since Wells‘s time (c. 1895) and how our society might be in the future. Though, perhaps a nearer future than 802,701 CE! A must-read for anyone who likes science or classic fiction.
10/10

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Vee_Bookish
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Mehso-so

It was racist, classist and a little pedophilic, on top of being written by an anti-semitic author, so yeah. Guess it was okay, I liked the ending.

Redfae My dad & sister told me to check H G Wells out but not sure I will lol. Sometimes I wonder if they know me. 2y
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TheNeverendingTBR
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Every one of his books I've read I've really enjoyed, and there's no exception with The Time Machine.

His stories I find were fast-paced, plot-driven and pioneering.

I also find that the ones I've read have been unique plots with not much character development and fast-paced writing that leaves you wanting more.

He sets out these basic plots of, alien invasion, time travel and invisibility which are timeless and can be expanded upon.

4/5》

RaeLovesToRead I like this one. We read it for Waterstones sci fi book club years ago when it was still going. 2y
eeclayton I find his stories really memorable too, in spite of being rather quick reads. 2y
TheNeverendingTBR @RaeLovesToRead I really liked this one but it was certainly the most brief ones of his I've read; The Invisible Man remains my favourite of his! 👻 2y
TheNeverendingTBR @eeclayton Yes, I find that they give out a general idea of something incredible but lack in the details. 2y
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MaggieCarr
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Panpan

Science fiction isn't my go-to genre but read the abridged version of The Time Machine as a means to complete a task for the 2020 Read Harder Challenge by Book Riot. I find it hard to give an accurate review when I know so much of the text is missing, shortened.

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BarkingMadRun
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BarkingMadRun
The Time Machine | H. G. Wells
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Finished my #doublebookspin nothing like waiting until the last minute. #bookspin @TheAromaofBooks also a #crushtherush book, #TBR

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
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Auntynanny
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I'm glad I finally read this one. It was interesting to read the first time travel novel after reading so many newer ones. I enjoyed his other stories in it as well.

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Twainy
The Time Machine | H.G. Wells
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I love book mail! Thank you BookOutlet! Only Hellraisers has a dust cover, the hardcover is a replica of the dust cover, cool end papers AND red sprayed edges (content is fun if you like 80‘s heavy metal). The Time Machine has a raised title with copper foil accents, copper colored sprayed edges & is illustrated etc. AC/DC because AC/DC! 😁 Every album. Album by Album. 🖤 Nancy Drew because I have a 6 year old niece & my old books look like crap.

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Zoes_Human
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Mehso-so

Why, oh why, does he never make a torch?

BarbaraBB 😂😂 2y
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mollyrotondo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I cannot get over how much this book is so complex. It criticizes both communism and capitalism and the villain and hero in the story isn‘t as easy to determine as you‘d think. I honestly do not like The Time Traveller. I was amble to read this in one day on Saturday for #24b4monday

Andrew65 Well done! 👏👏👏 (edited) 2y
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Skeeterisme
The Time Machine | H.G. Wells
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Mehso-so

Thought I would enjoy a full cast adaptation of this story. Not sure I did...

Catherine_Willoughby Must finally read this book 2y
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Bigcountry15
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Mehso-so

The Time Traveler devises his Machine and goes far into the future. Far enough for Wells to cast his vision of what the future of man (and future of the solar system) will look like. An interesting quick read.

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Arkrayder
The Time Machine | H.g.wells
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A classic for a reason. I believe this story has stood the test of time and will continue to do so. H.G. Wells was ahead of his time. I really need to read his other works.

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fandom_hellspawn99
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Well this made me sad for reasons I'm not going into 😭 but I still loved this strange and slightly philosophical in a way book! 4/5🌟

This will go down as my T for Title #LitsyAtoZ #ReadingChallenge @BookishMarginalia

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Tracyantoon
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Finished this one this morning for my first February book in the bag. Interesting sci fi classic. Glad I read it. It started off with a bang but got slow shortly thereafter. Picked up pace in the end again though. #SerialReader kept me on task which I greatly appreciate. Written in 1895 per serial reader app...science fiction was very different then. Thanks @SerialReader 📚😁

TerriGreen Morgan has to read this sophomore year. She was not a fan. 3y
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fandom_hellspawn99
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There is something that instantly made me fall in love with sweet little Weena 😍🥰

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Emilymdxn
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Mehso-so

Bits I liked and bits I didn‘t. I loved Derek Jacobi‘s performance, and the ultimate reveal of how the Eloi and Morlocks came to be, but so much of the time traveller‘s narration felt so ‘colonial England is the best society and best human beings possible‘, it was uncomfortable to listen to no matter what the ultimate message was.

#wintergames #merryreaders #tbrread @Clwojick @StayCurious #24b42020 @TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 @jb72

Andrew65 A victim of its time! 3y
Clwojick 16 pt 3y
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alessandrafn
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Librarybelle
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We‘ll go to the #future in Wells‘ time travel work. The narrator invents a time machine and decides to take it far into the future. What he discovers turns into great concern. A cautionary tale, perhaps??? #Movember

Cinfhen I‘ve never read anything by this renowned author 😬 3y
Librarybelle @Cinfhen Sci-fi is a genre I rarely read, though I‘ve read a few of his books, including this one, for classes over the years. It‘s interesting to see his perspectives from the 1800s on what the future would hold! 3y
Cinfhen I‘m sure!!! 3y
BarbaraBB Do you like it? I didn‘t at all... 3y
Librarybelle @BarbaraBB I remember not being impressed by it. Sci-Fi is a hard genre for me to get into, so I go into any sci-fi book with trepidation. 3y
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overtheedge
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Another great adaptation by Stone Arch. I'm very impressed by this series of graphic novels for young adults.
#teamslaughter #scarathon @Clwojick

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IamIamIam
The Time Machine | H.g.wells
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Mehso-so

That's over. I feel unfair reviewing a book that was absolutely sensational in 1895 by today's standards and my own preference. I can see how this was an amazing book in its time. I'm just not into the classics. #Booked2019 #Autumn #PublicDomain
@cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen Sorry we tortured you 😜 3y
IamIamIam @Cinfhen It's okay! It's not like I chose to read Ulysses or anything!!! 😂😂 This was kind of like a literary mammogram. It's kind of annoying and painful but you can deal with it and maybe treat yourself to ice cream afterwards. LMAO 3y
IamIamIam @Cinfhen And I totally could have skipped it but I love you guys too much to do that!!! LOL 💜 3y
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Cinfhen Hahahahaha love that #LiteraryMammogram 😂😂😂😂will be using that phrase, for sure!!!!! 3y
IamIamIam @Cinfhen 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Literary mammogram—I‘m glad you read the book, checked off the prompt, and omg, we need to start using that hashtag A LOT. 🤣🤣 3y
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IamIamIam
The Time Machine | H.g.wells
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I wish the morlocks would have eaten this guy so the book would be over already... and how many matches does one time travel with? This dude has been lighting matches for the little people to giggle at and used 6 in the tunnel!!! How big is his matchbox????

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IamIamIam
The Time Machine | H.g.wells
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I think I'm just not made for books that were written before 1940. Guy goes 800,000 years into the future, there are cute people, his machine is missing and he has a tantrum. I think that's the gist so far. It feels like I'm listening to this in a foreign language... 🤨😖😴
#Booked2019 #PublicDomain

AthenaWins Ha! Yes. And it's usually super dry. I read From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne and man I'm glad that was a short one. I'm happy I read it, but it was a struggle. 3y
Cinfhen I feel your pain!!! Although I did enjoy 3y
IamIamIam @AthenaWins I'm totally zoning out and when I snap back, I'm so confused! Haha! 3y
IamIamIam @Cinfhen I had a hard time with that also but I think that's because everyone was so prissy... LOL, I read half of it and there was too much fretting for me! I know there was a war on and I was probably just being insensitive but... you know... LOL, I am in the middle of Monte Cristo in Serial Reader but the wait for the audio is, like, 3 months! 😖 3y
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kricheal
The Time Machine | H.g.wells
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Mehso-so

Story was good, narrator was terrible. #50 #2019

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kricheal
The Time Machine | H.g.wells
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Starting this next on #overdrive #currentlylistening. I didn't quite finish Dune and now I have to wait because I'm #3 On the holds list. 😭

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BulkingBookie
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Near the end of this book, which was becoming an exploration on what mankind could evolve toward, I get blasted with time travelling again. And this time, I truly get a sense of the size of Time, and the void sensation it creates for us humans, with regards both to a single lifetime and to the span of our existence as a species.

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VioletCavalier
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#7Days7Covers Day 4.

You can really get lost in this one! Who else wants to join?

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eris404
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2 September 2019
It‘s satisfying to read a 100+ year-old book about time travel on a technologically advanced device (my iPhone, using the Serial Reader app). I loved how the Time Traveler at first believes the regression of the Eloi is due to communism, but in reality is the result of extreme capitalism. The Morlocks eat the rich indeed. #30booksin30days

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BulkingBookie
The Time Machine | H. G. Wells

5 pages in, and I must warn y'all Sci fi intellectuals: this book looks fu**in lit 🔥

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Erofan
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🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
This is a great fantastic novella, exciting and with its special atmosphere! #TheTimeMachine doesn't have a single superfluous word, it is small in volume, but the content in it would be enough for numerous volumes with sequels!

DaveGreen7777 I love your cat pillow! 😻 3y
Tamra My daughter would beg for your pillow! 3y
Erofan @DaveGreen7777 @Tamra Yeah, I love that funny pillow too! It was a gift! (Thanks @Violetta 😘) 3y
Violetta @Erofan I'm glad you like it 🤗 3y
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lostinabookbrb
The Time Machine | H.g.wells
Panpan

This was a weird book for me. While I respect what this book did for the genre, I couldn't get passed that the main character kept saying how innocent and childlike the girl from the future was that he was sleeping with.

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PaperbackPirate
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Tonight Stellaluna and I are reading The Time Machine. It‘s not what I pictured it would be, but I like it.
Hope you‘re all having a happy Friday night!

#fridaynightbookclub
@JoScho
 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
#dogsoflitsy

JoScho Stellaluna is so sweet ❤️ 3y
PaperbackPirate @JoScho She really is. Most of the time! 💙 3y
ladym30 Stellaluna is adorable ❤️ 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💗💗 3y
PaperbackPirate Thank you @ladym30 ! 💙 3y
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Freespirit
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This classic tale was a quick and enjoyable audiobook. I loved the language and descriptions and the wonderful reading voice of the narrator. Great to listen to on my travel to and from work! 3 1/2 🌟 #classic #literature #fiction #timetravel

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LokiDokey
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I found this classic interesting. I have only seen the original movie and loved comparing the two. It was a fun, fast read.
Book 25/100 for 2019

wordzie 👉 4y
wordzie Oops...👍 4y
Crazeedi Wow, I read this many many moons ago, good one 👍😊 4y
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LokiDokey @Crazeedi I watched the original movie in middle School in my English class but we never read the book. It was always on my TBR list so I finally stopped putting it off. 😀 4y
Crazeedi @LokiDokey good for you! 4y
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🌺 4y
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sixgun
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The characters that are in the book are those that you've always heard.
Morlocks... Heard it? Yup, this is the book.
I read it because it was a "classic" I'd never read. If you go in with that mindset, you'll be nicely surprised that there is a pretty good story involved.

ReclusiveHermit I need to read the time machine. I started it 2 years ago and forgot to finish. 4y
sixgun @ReclusiveHermit I would never have finished it without serial reader. That app is helping me get through all the books that I find mind numbing, but are classics. Turns out in small chunks they're actually pretty nice. 4y
ReclusiveHermit @sixgun yess, i will try picking it up next month and see how it goes. Thanks for the suggestion. 4y
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Curiouser_and_curiouser @sixgun Here Here!! That be so! 3y
sixgun @Curiouser_and_curiouser Have you read this? I'm trying to find another short story or novella to try. 3y
Curiouser_and_curiouser @sixgun no, I haven't yet read it, but it's on my TBR. I like serial reader for this same reason :) 3y
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