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H. G. Wells - The Time Machine

H. G. Wells - The Time Machine

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The Time Machine
Wells, H. G.
Published:
 1895
Type(s):
 Novels, Science Fiction
Source:
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About Wells:
Herbert George Wells, better known as H. G. Wells, was an Englishwriter best known for such science fiction novels as The Time Machine,The War of the Worlds, The Invisible Man and The Island of Doctor Mor-eau. He was a prolific writer of both fiction and non-fiction, and pro-duced works in many different genres, including contemporary novels,history, and social commentary. He was also an outspoken socialist. Hislater works become increasingly political and didactic, and only his earlyscience fiction novels are widely read today. Wells, along with HugoGernsback and Jules Verne, is sometimes referred to as "The Father of Science Fiction". Source: Wikipedia
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 This work is available for countries where copyright isLife+50 or in the USA (published before 1923).
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The Time Traveller (for so it will be convenient to speak of him) was ex-pounding 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. Ourchairs, being his patents, embraced and caressed us rather than submit-ted to be sat upon, and there was that luxurious after-dinner atmospherewhen thought roams gracefully free of the trammels of precision. And heput it to us in this way—marking the points with a lean forefinger—aswe sat and lazily admired his earnestness over this new paradox (as wethought it) and his fecundity.'You must follow me carefully. I shall have to controvert one or twoideas that are almost universally accepted. The geometry, for instance,they taught you at school is founded on a misconception.''Is not that rather a large thing to expect us to begin upon?' said Filby,an argumentative person with red hair.'I do not mean to ask you to accept anything without reasonableground for it. You will soon admit as much as I need from you. Youknow of course that a mathematical line, a line of thickness nil, has noreal existence. They taught you that? Neither has a mathematical plane.These things are mere abstractions.''That is all right,' said the Psychologist.'Nor, having only length, breadth, and thickness, can a cube have areal existence.''There I object,' said Filby. 'Of course a solid body may exist. All realthings—''So most people think. But wait a moment. Can an instantaneous cubeexist?''Don't follow you,' said Filby.
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