The Time Machine (Holt text)

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The Time Machine (Holt text)
by H. G. Wells
This is the "Holt text", the version that was published in America. There are substantial textual differences between this and the British "Heinemann text", upon which most modern reprints are based.

THE TIME MACHINE



THE TIME MACHINE


AN INVENTION


BY

H. G. WELLS


"Fool! All that is at all
Lasts ever past recall
."



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NEW YORK

HENRY HOLT AND COMPANY

1895



Copyright, 1895,

BY

HENRY HOLT & CO



THE MERSHON COMPANY PRESS,
RAHWAY, N. J.



AUTHOR'S NOTE




The Time Traveler's Story and a part of the introductory conversation appeared as a serial in the New Review. Several descriptive passages in the story had previously appeared in dialogue form in the National Observer, and the explanation of the "principles" of Time Traveling given in this book is inserted from the latter paper, I desire to make the usual acknowledgments.

H. S. W.



CONTENTS




CHAPTER PAGE
I. The Inventor, 1
II. The Time Traveler Returns, 25
III. The Story Begins, 38
IV. The Golden Age, 52
V. Sunset, 63
VI. The Machine is Lost, 79
VII. The Strange Animal, 92
VIII. The Morlocks, 120
IX. When the Night Came, 134
X. The Palace of Green Porcelain, 151
XI. In the Darkness of the Forest, 168
XII. The Trap of the White Sphinx, 185
XIII. The Further Vision, 192
XIV. After the Time Traveler's Story, 207


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The author died in 1946, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 60 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.