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

Description

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a Victorian scientist propels himself into the year a.d. 802,701, he is initially delighted to find that suffering has been replaced by beauty, contentment, and peace.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 46%
reflective 32%
dark 28%
tense 22%
challenging 10%
emotional 4%
inspiring 4%
sad 4%
funny 3%
hopeful 3%
informative 3%
lighthearted 3%
relaxing 2%

Pace

medium 43%
fast 34%
slow 22%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 85% | Character: 8% | A mix: 6%

Strong character development?

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

Loveable characters?

No: 46% | It's complicated: 25% | Yes: 21% | N/A: 6%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 78% | It's complicated: 10% | Yes: 8% | N/A: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 69% | Yes: 13% | It's complicated: 11% | N/A: 5%

Average rating

3.55