The Time Machine (Heinemann text)

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The Time Machine (Heinemann text)  (1895) 
by H. G. Wells

This is the "Heinemann text", the version that was published in Britain, and upon which most modern reprints are based. There are substantial textual differences between this and the American "Holt text". For details, see The Time Machine.

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The
Time Machine

An Invention

By
H. G. Wells

London
William Heinemann

MDCCCXCV

NOTE.—The substance of the first chapter of this story and of several paragraphs from the context appeared in the 'National Observer' in 1894. The "Time Traveller's Story" appeared, almost as it stands here, in the pages of the 'New Review.' The Author desires to make the customary acknowledgements

To

WILLIAM ERNEST HENLEY

CONTENTS

  1. Page
  2. I
    Introduction
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    1
  3. II
    The Machine
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    10
  4. III
    The Time Traveller Returns
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    17
  5. IV
    Time Travelling
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    27
  6. V
    In the Golden Age
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    37
  7. VI
    The Sunset of Mankind
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    45
  8. VII
    A Sudden Shock
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    56
  9. VIII
    Explanation
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    67
  10. IX
    The Morlocks
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    86
  11. X
    When the Night Came
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    96
  12. XI
    The Palace of Green Porcelain
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    107
  13. XII
    In the Darkness
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    118
  14. XIII
    The Trap of the White Sphinx
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    129
  15. XIV
    The Further Vision
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    134
  16. XV
    The Time Traveller’s Return
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    142
  17. XVI
    After the Story
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    145

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