Two classic novels in one volume – The Time Machine and The Invisible Man.
The Time Traveller invents a machine that can travel through the fourth dimension – time. What will he find? And what will that tell him about man’s inexorable pursuit of knowledge?“Why should he not hope that ultimately he may be able to stop or accelerate his drift along the Time-Dimension, or even turn about and travel the other way?” (The Time Machine)
The Invisible Man invents a way to change his body’s refractive index so that light is neither absorbed nor reflected. But is his new found ability a blessing or a curse? “To do such a thing would be to transcend magic. And I beheld, unclouded by doubt, a magnificent vision of all that invisibility might mean to a man—the mystery, the power, the freedom” (The Invisible Man).
As the nineteenth century drew, exhausted, to a close with its relentless pace of change, forward thinkers like H.G Wells turned their attention to the future – a future of new invention, new discovery and new dangers. Where would humanity’s mighty progress lead? Two of the finest H.G. Wells stories in one volume from Wyldblood Classics.