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The Time Machine

H.G. Wells



Chapters 1 and 2

The Time Traveller  -  The Time Traveller's name is never given. Apparently the narrator wants to protect his identity. The Time Traveller is an inventor. He likes to speculate on the future and the underlying structures of what he observes. His house is in Richmond, a suburb of London.
The Narrator  -  The narrator, Mr. Hillyer, is the Time Traveller's dinner guest. His curiosity is enough to make him return to investigate the morning after the first time travel.
Weena -  Weena is one of the Eloi. Although the Time Traveller reports that it is difficult to distinguish gender among the Eloi, he seems quite sure that Weena is female. He easily saves her from being washed down the river, and she eagerly becomes his friend. Her behavior toward him is not unlike that of a pet or small child.

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Just a few details

by JFed-9, October 07, 2014

I think it's important to realize that when the time traveller leaves in the end, he has with him a bag and a camera, so the reader can infer that he will return with proof.

Aging of HG Wells

by anon_2223154702, February 27, 2015

Simple Mathematics says... HG Wells was born in 1866. So, he could NOT be 34 years old when he published "The Time Machine" as a novella in 1895. At best, he could be 29. Otherwise, good stuff!

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