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The time machine : an invention : authoritative text, backgrounds and contexts, criticism

Author: H G Wells; Stephen Arata
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©2009.
Series: Norton critical edition.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This Norton critical edition includes: The first London edition of the novel; Introductory materials and annotations by Stephen Arata; Themetically organized supporting materials focusing on the evolution of this novel, H.G. Wells's scientific journalism, his writing about The Time Machine, and major scientific and social writing of the era. It also includes three early reviews and eight critical interpretations,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Fiction
Dystopias
Science fiction
Named Person: H G Wells; H G Wells; Herbert G Wells; Herbert G Wells
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: H G Wells; Stephen Arata
ISBN: 9780393927948 0393927946
OCLC Number: 181139351
Description: x, 268 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Preface --
A note on the text --
The text of The Time Machine --
Backgrounds and contexts --
The evolution of The Time Machine : The Chronic Argonauts (1888) ; Revising The Chronic Argonauts ; National Observer Time Machine (1894) ; Alternate ending : The Last Voyage of the Time Machine ; From New Review Time Machine (1895) ; Cancelled episode : The Return of the Time Traveller --
Wells's scientific journalism (1891-94) : From The Rediscovery of the Unique (1891) ; From Zoological Retrogression (1891) ; On Extinction (1893) ; The Man of the Year Million. A Scientific Forecast (1893) ; The Extinction of Man. Some Speculative Suggestions (1894) ; From The "Cyclic" Delusion (1894) --
Wells on The Time Machine : From Preface to the Atlantic edition of The Time Machine (1924) ; Preface to The Time Machine : An Invention (1931) ; From preface to Seven Famous Novels (1934) --
Scientific and social contexts : From Degeneration : a chapter in Darwinism (1880) / Edwin Ray Lankester ; From The Struggle for Existence : a programme (1888) / Thomas Henry Huxley ; From Social Evolution (1894) / Benjamin Kidd ; From On the Age of the Sun's Heat (1862) / William Thomson (Lord Kelvin) ; From The Unseen Universe (1885) / Balfour Stewart and Peter Guthrie Tait --
Criticism --
Early reviews : In A.D. 802,701, Spectator, July 13, 1895 / Richard Holt Hutton ; A Pilgrim Through Time, Daily Chronicle, July 27,1895 / Unsigned ; (Paradoxes of Time Travel), Pall Mall Magazine, September 1895 / Israel Zangwill --
Recent criticism : (Wells's Urban Fairy Tales) / Yevgeny Zamyatin ; (Wells the Myth-Maker) / Bernard Bergonzi ; Eat or be Eaten : H.G. Wells's Time Machine / Kathryn Hume ; The Apocalyptic Fables of H.G. Wells / Elaine Showalter ; The Time Machine and Wells's Social Trajectory / John Huntington ; The Empire of the Future : Imperialism and Modernism in H.G. Wells / Paul A. Cantor and Peter Hufnagel ; H.G. Wells and the Machine in Victorian Fiction / Colin Manlove ; The Scientific Romance and the Evolutionary Paradigm / Roger Luckhurst --
H.G. Wells : a chronology.
Series Title: Norton critical edition.
Responsibility: H.G. Wells ; edited by Stephen Arata.
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The Time Machine (1895) is H. G. Wells's first published novel as well as his most enduring and influential work.  Read more...

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