Time Machine by Wells H. G.
In the Time Traveller's miraculous new machine we will be carried from a Victorian dinner table to 802701 AD when the Earth is divided between the gentle ineffective Eloi and the ape-like Morlocks; forward again by a million years or so to glimpse a dying world of blood-red beaches and menacing shapes; and on again to the last days of our planet a remote twilight where nothing moves but darkness and a cold wind. Brilliantly imaginative fiction or the shape of things to come? H.G. Wells' masterpiece still retains its power to provoke and enthral.