Containing monstrous experiments, terrifying journeys, alien occupiers and grotesque creatures, these visionary tales discomfit and disturb, and retain the power to trouble our sense of who we are.
H. G. Wells (1866-1946) wrote The Time Machine in 1895,
initiating an extraordinary career as a novelist, short-story
writer, historian and commentator. All his major works are
published by Penguin.
Matthew Beaumont is Senior Lecturer in English at University College London. His most recent book is Nightwalking- A Nocturnal History of London, Chaucer to Dickens (2015)