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Purchase one of 1st World Library's Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. Visit us online at www.1stWorldLibrary.ORG - - The Time Traveller (for so it will be convenient to speak of him) was expounding a recondite matter to us. His grey eyes shone and twinkled, and his usually pale face was flushed and animated. The fire burned brightly, and the soft radiance of the incandescent lights in the lilies of silver caught the bubbles that flashed and passed in our glasses. Our chairs, being his patents, embraced and caressed us rather than submitted to be sat upon, and there was that luxurious after-dinner atmosphere when thought roams gracefully free of the trammels of precision. And he put it to us in this way - marking the points with a lean forefinger - as we sat and lazily admired his earnestness over this new paradox (as we thought it:) and his fecundity. `You must follow me carefully. I shall have to controvert one or two ideas that are almost universally accepted. The geometry, for instance, they taught you at school is founded on a misconception.
Hardcover, 144 pages
ISBN-10: 0434852023
ISBN-13: 9780434852024
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  • Zerox Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 4:02 pm
    Nice book really good for you but you don't want it
    • mishikaTuesday, September 25, 2018 at 3:31 am
      mind blowing
      • whegdjdTuesday, September 25, 2018 at 3:30 am
        lovely book
        • evanSunday, July 1, 2018 at 10:09 pm
          not recommending elementary school students
          • catefycetumity
            catefycetumityFriday, December 1, 2017 at 2:04 pmFeatured
            The lesson of this interesting book is that you may need to travel uncommon or popular places to find out where you really belong. For example, the time traveler traveled a couple of places to dwell for a while. Also, when you discover these different paradises you will always find a friend or at least someone to mingle with. As it explains in the story, the time traveler easily found a young girl to take care of and play with. And to add to that, you don't have to go to them, they will come to you. And that's when you know they are a true friend. Therefore, the time traveler was quiescent about whether he was going to make friends or find a place to stay, now he knows later on to think of what good things could happen. I'd rate this book a 9 out of 10 and the illustrations an 8 out of 10. I'd also recommend this book to you because it i full of excitement and adventure when it comes to time traveling. However, one unanswered question is have is, "Why didn't the time traveler take anyone with him just in case something bad happened?'
            • alanius
              alaniusTuesday, July 7, 2015 at 6:36 pm44 starsFeatured
              What if someone told you that time travel was possible; that you can journey to the past or venture into the future? The Time Traveler, whose name is never revealed, is an intelligent but extremely eccentric scientist who discovers that there are four known dimensions of space--which really only means that you can easily move up and down, left and right, forward and backwards, and through Time. As long as you have entire consciousness and speed, you can break its constraints move around it. And so the unnamed Time Traveler brings himself to the year 802,701--that’s 30 million years from his own time. When he finally finds his way to the future, he finds his home--London--to be gone. Every building that formed the city no longer stands--just structures that act as homes to a society of simple-minded and innocent creatures who call themselves the Eloi. But as he continues his stay with them, he notices strange things, things the Eloi won’t tell him about. Sinister ghost-like beings that come in the night --deep voids in the ground that lead into what seems like nothing, and why are the Eloi so deathly afraid of the dark?--but ultimately, no one tells the Time Traveler about what happened to the human race. Most science fiction books during that century--the 1800s--were centered around the entire idea of being able to travel through time, but H.G. Wells was the first to actually try to explain the science of moving through the dimension of duration. Most of you probably wouldn’t enjoy books written in 1895--that’s 119 years old-- but The Time Machine really is worth reading-- and its only a little less than a hundred pages long. You’ll find that the Time Traveler, especially, is one of the most interesting parts of the book because you get to understand the mind of a scientist--it makes you think like him when you look at the world. The Time Machine is a novel that stands the test of time and humanity. But if there’s one thing I didn’t love about this book is how Wells views the--truly haunting--fate of us. And he definitely deepened the meaning of The Time Machine with thought-provoking ideas people today haven’t really cared enough to think about--the idea that today’s problems such as rampant industrialization and especially class struggle, will carry on to the future even 800,000 years from now. And although it’s only fiction, the way Wells portrays the future can very well be true. The human race doesn’t end, of course--but something much worse happens; something inhumane. “It sounds plausible enough tonight,” says the Time Traveler, “but wait until tomorrow. Wait for the common sense of the morning...for after the Battle comes quiet.”
              • gauraiya
                gauraiyaSaturday, September 21, 2013 at 3:59 am44 stars
                I really love this book and reccomend it