The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Originally published in 1898 this short novel (118 pages in this edition) remains a page-turner. The Time Traveller (he isn't given another name) is introduced to us by a friend of his who was there when the machine that allows time travel is explained to a dinner party and then a subsequent party hears the strange tale of his visit to the year 802,701. There was more observation and less adventure than I was expecting in the story and it had a slightly preachy tone in some parts. Overall it was an interesting and entertaining book.
This title is on my Classics Club list and counts toward the Back to the Classics Challenge as a classic novella.