I am just getting into the late 19th/early 20th century science fiction of Jules Verne, Conan Doyle, and H.G Wells. So far I have read 20,000 leagues under the sea and the Lost World, and am currently working my way through the rest of the Professor Challenger series. I remember reading The Time Machine and other stories when I was about 9 and I thought it was amazing, and am looking to get hold of a copy so I can see what I think of it now.
What do you think of these books? Would you let your kids read them? I really enjoy them, although sometimes the views on women and "natives" make me a little uncomfortable. That is probably just the attitude of the time, but it does make the books seem a little dated.
Are there any other authors of this genre you would recommend?
(Lost World Plot Spoiler)