Time Machine

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    Herbert George Wells

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    Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press

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In the heart of Victorian England, an inquisitive gentleman known only as the Time Traveler constructs an elaborate invention that hurtles him hundreds of thousands of years into the future. There he finds himself in the violent center of the ultimate conflict between beings of light and creatures of darkness.


First novel by H.G. Wells published in book form in 1895. The novel is considered one of the earliest works of science fiction and the progenitor of the "time travel" subgenre. Wells advanced his social and political ideas in this narrative of a nameless Time Traveler who is hurtled into the year 802,701 by his elaborate ivory, crystal, and brass contraption. The world he finds is peopled by two races: the decadent Eloi, fluttery and useless, are dependent for food, clothing, and shelter on the simian subterranean Morlocks, who prey on them. The two races—whose names are borrowed from the Biblical Eli and Moloch—symbolize Wells's vision of the eventual result of unchecked capitalism: a neurasthenic upper class that would eventually be devoured by a proletariat driven to the depths.

赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯(Herbert George Wells,1866-1946),英国著名小说家,尤以科幻小说创作闻名于世。1895年出版《时间机器》一举成名,随后又发表了《隐身人》、《星际战争》等多部科幻小说。威尔斯一生创作了一百多部作品,内容涉及科学、文学、历史、社会、政治等各个领域,是现代最多产的作家之一。

Herbert George (21 September 1866—13 August 1946) was a British author, now best known for his work in the science fiction genre. He was also a prolific writer in many other genres, including contemporary novels, history, politics and social commentary, even writing text books and rules for war games. Together with Jules Verne and Hugo Gernsback, Wells has been referred to as "The Father of Science Fiction". Time Machine established his reputation. Later he came out with other science fictions: The Invisible Man and The War of the Worlds , etc.


‘So I came back. For a long time I must have been insensible upon the machine. The blinking succession of the days and nights was resumed, the sun got golden again, the sky blue. I breathed with greater freedom. The fluctuating contours of the land ebbed and f lowed. The hands spun backward upon the dials. At last I saw again the dim shadows of houses, the evidences of decadent humanity. These, too, changed and passed, and others came. Presently, when the million dial was at zero, I slackened speed. I began to recognize our own petty and familiar architecture, the thousands hand ran back to the starting-point, the night and day flapped slower and slower. Then the old walls of the laboratory came round me. Very gently, now, I slowed the mechanism down.


First novel by H.G. Wells published in book form in 1895. The novel is considered one of the earliest works of science fiction and the progenitor of the "time travel" subgenre.

H. G. Wells: Scientific visionary. Social prophet. Master storyteller. Few novelists have captivated generations of readers like H. G. Wells. In enduring, electrifying detail, he takes us to dimensions of time and space that have haunted our dreams for centuries—and shows us ourselves as we really are.

“[Wells] contrives to give over humanity into the clutches of the Impossible and yet manages to keep it down (or up) to its humanity, to its flesh, blood, sorrow, folly.” —Joseph Conrad

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  • 第十一章

  • 第十二章

  • Chapter I

  • Chapter II

  • Chapter III

  • Chapter IV

  • Chapter V

  • Chapter VI


  • Chapter VIII

  • Chapter IX

  • Chapter X

  • Chapter XI

  • Chapter XII

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    书中有很多观点让我很是惊讶,也觉得确实很有道理,比如,时间是空间的第四维,“力量是需求的产物,安逸助长虚弱”,“人类终将毁了自己”。    基于现代科学技术水平蒸蒸日上,我从未想过人类会走向衰落的尽头。我们的社会一直把共产主义作为追求的最终目标,我也对共产主义充满信心和期待。在看《时间机器》的过……展开↓

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