The Time Machine is H.G. Wells' warning of what will befall mankind if capitalism continues to exploit workers for the benefits of the rich. As the Time Traveler theorizes, the working class has been pushed underground for so long that it has evolved into a distinct, nocturnal species. The upper class has remained above ground, and their advanced civilization, stocked with amenities, has turned them into weak, lazy, and dependent creatures. But at some point the underground group—the Morlocks—run out of food and are forced to hunt down the Eloi, which it now breeds like cattle.
Public Domain (P)2011 Cherry Hill Publishing
Tangential, eclectic, avid listener... favorite book is the one currently in ear.
So it wasn't what I expected and I didn't love it. I have been ruined by modern time travel novels. But it is short, inexpensive and we have all heard of it... so might as well know what it is about... the fact he could envision it in 1895 is amazing. Quick, fun read with a little political opinion thrown in on side.
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I have loved this book since my childhood, and its still gripping today as the first time I read it. This first person narrative tells us about the time-travelers journey into the future.
The Time Traveller, I love the journey he undertakes and his encounters with the future.
The Time Traveller and the Morlocks.
I love the concept, the thought and the representation of the future humanity
The author used the setting to talk about their times, the socio-political, religious, economic and scientific climate. Empirically, we still face many of the problems faced back then. No wonder this is a classic!
Our book club chose this because it was required reading for some but not for many others while in high school. I enjoyed the language and the pace of the author and reader.
This is an amazing story, leaves many questions and ideas helps fill the mind with wander.
I loved it
This story was made even better by the narater who did an amazing job.
great audible, listened to and from school. made the assignment enjoyable and easy.
the sci-fi story line
the tone of his voice
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