The Time Machine by H. G. Wells

The Time Machine

Penguin Classics

H. G. Wells

fiction classics science fiction adventurous mysterious medium-paced

128 pages | first published 1895

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Wells's genre-defining novel of time travel When a Victorian scientist propels himself into the year a.d. 802,701, he is initially delighted to find that suffering has been replaced by beauty, contentment, and peace. Entranced at first by the Eloi...
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Moods

adventurous 90%
mysterious 45%
reflective 31%
dark 28%
tense 22%
challenging 9%
inspiring 4%
emotional 3%
funny 3%
informative 3%
lighthearted 3%
sad 3%
hopeful 2%
relaxing 2%

Pace

medium 42%
fast 33%
slow 23%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 90% | Character: 7% | A mix: 2%

Strong character development?

No: 83% | It's complicated: 8% | Yes: 5% | N/A: 2%

Loveable characters?

No: 47% | It's complicated: 22% | Yes: 22% | N/A: 7%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 81% | It's complicated: 9% | Yes: 6% | N/A: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 68% | It's complicated: 12% | Yes: 12% | N/A: 6%

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3.55