The Time Machine is H.G. Wells' warning of what will befall mankind if capitalism continues to exploit workers for the benefits of the rich. As the Time Traveler theorizes, the working class has been pushed underground for so long that it has evolved into a distinct, nocturnal species. The upper class has remained above ground, and their advanced civilization, stocked with amenities, has turned them into weak, lazy, and dependent creatures. But at some point the underground group—the Morlocks—run out of food and are forced to hunt down the Eloi, which it now breeds like cattle.
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Worth the read
- Jan "Tangential, eclectic, avid listener... favorite book is the one currently in ear."
I have loved this book since my childhood, and its still gripping today as the first time I read it. This first person narrative tells us about the time-travelers journey into the future.
The Time Traveller, I love the journey he undertakes and his encounters with the future.
The Time Traveller and the Morlocks.
I love the concept, the thought and the representation of the future humanity
The author used the setting to talk about their times, the socio-political, religious, economic and scientific climate. Empirically, we still face many of the problems faced back then. No wonder this is a classic!
- Chris "Tell us about yourself! I love to escape into a good book."