The Time Machine is one of the most enduring works of the English language. A hundred years after it was first published, the book continues to be studied. The 1895 London first edition is used as a basis for the exhaustive annotations and other critical apparatus of the world’s foremost Wellsian scholar. The widely reprinted version of 1924 is also fully accounted for. For most students, one of the chief points of interest is what the novel signified to readers when it was first published and how it relates to Wells’s later works. Accordingly, the annotations focus on these questions. The introduction gives in great depth the background of the work and its complex bibliographical history, and a synopsis of the literary conventions that Wells used.
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Leon Stover, professor emeritus at the Illinois Institute of Technology, author of numerous landmarks of intellectual history, is editor of The Annotated H.G. Wells in eight volumes (so far). He lives in Chicago. He is also the author of Science Fiction from Wells to Heinlein (2002).From Library Journal:
Two of Wells's sf masterpieces get the red carpet treatment here. These "critical text" editions contain the full text plus annotations, indexes, appendixes, and bibliographies. Though these editions are pricey, Wells's works deserve serious consideration. Libraries should at least stock up on a few extra budget paperback copies of Doctor Moreau to meet demand generated by a forthcoming film remake starring Marlon Brando and Val Kilmer.
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Book Description McFarland & Company, 1996. Library Binding. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0786401249