For those who may be so interested, this page provides free and easy access to H.G. Wells The Time Machine, both in text and illustrated versions as well as the 1960 movie. By selecting any one of the three images below then clicking that image you will be taken to a page that presents the version so selected in full. By going to each of the three versions one at a time you will be able to compare the differences and how each was interpreted in the format so presented. To do so is completely free, there is no sign-up nor any advertisements. I do it because I happen to love time. The quote below, by me, probably sums it best as found at the source so cited:
"For me, time has always held a special fascination. I don't mean everyday tick-tock clock time, I mean like what time really is --- from it's make-up or non make-up to time travel to time dilation to the way time seems to appear to one observer as compared to another observer as found in the theories of relativity of Albert Einstein. From H.G. Wells' Time Machine wherein a machine of sorts was used to travel into the past or future to movies and stories such as Sliding Doors that explores how a totally different outcome of events can happen if even a slight change in the normal flow of things transpires to going back in time and meeting yourself --- I encompass it all."
OF COBRAS, SCARABS, MASERATIS AND ZEN
The first graphic appearing on the left below, by clicking, will take you to a complete free online scanned version of the original 1895 book just as H.G. Wells wrote it. The center graphic is the Classic Illustrated version which sticks to Wells' original story fairly closely. Once reaching the site each page is then accessible individually one-by-one by page number using the numbered boxes, each page of which can be expanded for a larger viewing size if so desired by clicking the page. The graphic on the far right, depicting the cover of the Dell Movie Classic version of "The Time Machine," will take you to a site that presents H.G. Wells story pretty much based step-by-step on the 1960 MGM Hollywood movie. As with the Classic Illustrated version each of the pages are expandable to a larger viewing size.
NOTE: If the page or illustration from the page you select does not come up and instead you get a page that reads "this page can't be displayed," "bummer," or anything else, no matter what it says, just stay on the page and hit refresh.
(for whichever of the three versions you would like please click image)
To view the entire 1960 movie free and online with no need to sign up or anything please click the movie poster graphic below. Be advised the movie is presented in two parts designated as 1/2 and 2/2. The link below takes you to 1/2. To call up the second half of the movie go to the sidebar on the 1/2 page and refer to 2/2.
(please click image)
FOR MORE ON TIME TRAVEL PLEASE SEE:
RESTITCHING THE HOLE IN THE FABRIC OF SPACE-TIME
THE SPIRITUAL ELDER AND THE SANTA FE CHIEF
TIME TRAVEL: MEETING YOURSELF
ANALOGIES IN TIME & PLACE
TIME TRAVEL MYTHOLOGY
MAHABHARATA: INDIA, CIRCA 400BCE
THE MOBIUS STRIP
ON THE RAZOR'S