‘The Time Machine’

The Time Machine

London:  Everyman’s Library, 1993 (July) trade-sized paperback;
by H.G. Wells;
edited by Michael Moorcock;
original price:  £3·50;
xlii + 98 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  0-460-87300-8
(0-460-87120-X on back cover);
cover artist:  Léon Augustin Lhermitte (Henri Sainte-Claire Deville (1818–81) Lecturing, 1890)
(as “Detail from ‘L’Hermitte’ by Léon Augustin” on back cover).

Moorcock was asked to edit and introduce a new Everyman edition of H.G. Wells’s The Time Machine. He has since disassociated himself from this unreliable edition, with his introduction’s full text later appearing in New Worlds (q.v.) in 1996, Into The Media Web in 2010 and London Peculiar And Other Nonfiction in 2012.

p. vii: ‘Note On The Author And Editor’;
p. ix: ‘Note On The Text’;
p. x: ‘Chronology’;
p. xxix: ‘Introduction’ by Michael Moorcock;
p. 1: The Time Machine;
p. 95: ‘Suggestions For Further Reading’;
p. 97: ‘Text Summary’.