Time Machine by Wells H. G.
A Victorian scientist develops a time machine and travels to the year 802171 AD. There he finds the meek child-like Eloi who live in fear of the underground-dwelling Morlocks. When his time machine goes missing the Traveller faces a fight to enter the Morlocks' domain and return to his own time. THE TIME MACHINE remains one of the cornerstones of science-fiction literature and has proved hugely influential.