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H.G.Wells’s The Time Machine 1954


Title: The Time Machine
Author: H.G.Wells
Publisher: Pan Books
Publication Date: 1954
Format: Paperback
Condition: This book is in good condition for its age other than some minor signs of wear.

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Reader's note

This is a lovely Pan Books edition of The Time Machine. In this book H.G.Wells himself recorded that this was the story which “first won me recognition as an imaginative writer.” It was while he was training to be a teacher, at the Normal School of Science in South Kensington. That he conceived the idea of this tale. The original draft, clumsily entitled “The Chronic Argonauts”, was printed in the Science Schools Journal, but he broke it off after three instalemnts, releasing its feebleness; later he rewrote it entirely, while living in lodgings at Sevenoaks with his young wife amind the indignant comments of the landlady, who had discovered that they had no marriage lines.