The Time Machine Author:H.G. Wells When The Time Machine was first published as a book in England in 1895, it was hailed by one large newspaper, the Daily Chronicle, as "something new under the sun." What the paper had in mind was its originality and its exciting new premise, but what this term might easily have included--had the reviewer the use of the time-traveling invention o... more »f the story--was the first appearance of a writer who was to achieve worldwide fame and prominence during the next fifty years.
In The Time Machine what Wells described is not what he would like to believe, but what was a possibility that could occur. This, he indicates, is the way it could be if...if this or that happens. He saw humanity divided into two distinct races, which at first we might suppose to be the Haves and the Have-nots, until our daring discoverer learns that neither term quite applies for the truth proves to be even more devastating.