The Time Machine Overview

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The Time Machine is deservedly considered a science fiction classic. In it, Wells creates the intriguing world of the Morlocks and the Eloi, based on his concepts of human and social evolution.

In this future world, the long-term dangers of an exaggerated class structure, in which the "have nots" are oppressed by the "haves," become apparent. In Wells's view, as often expressed by the time traveller, exploitation of the working classes produces a race of subhuman Morlocks, while years of selfindulgence and dependence lead to the moral degradation of the Eloi.

Apart from its social, philosophical, and economic themes, the book also appeals to readers because of its vivid description and rapidly unfolding plot.

Few characters among the traveller's London circle of friends have names, but their actions give them personalities. On the other hand, except for Weena, no one in the world of the future needs individualizing...

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