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El reloj que retrocedía es un relato que fue publicado por primera vez en 1881, en el diario neoyorquino The Sun. Se trata del primer relato de ciencia ficción en el que aparece un artilugio para viajar en el tiempo. Mitchell se adelantó de esta manera a La máquina del tiempo de H.G. Wells, novela publicada en 1895.

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Published 2016 by Orciny Press (first published January 1st 1881)
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Jan 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Jun 26, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A Very early sci-fi story about time travel. Like a lot of sci-fi from this period, I'm not sure modern readers would get much out of this, but it was fun and surprisingly complex. Well worth the 20 munites it took to read it.
May 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Эдвард Пейдж Митчелл
Часы, которые шли назад.

*Только назад?» - мягко переспросил профессор, не обратив внимания на мою реакцию. - «Что ж, почему бы часам не идти назад? Почему бы Времени не повернуть и не повторить свой путь?».
Он ждал ответа. У меня его не было. «Я думал, ты достаточно проникся Гегелем, чтобы признать — всякое условие содержит опровержение себя самого... Время — условие, не сущность. С точки зрения Абсолюта последовательность будущего за прошлым или прошлого за будущим
Robert Stewart
May 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I gave this story 5 stars not as a reader in 2014 but as a reader of 130 years ago. In a world without Asimov, Heinlein, Silverberg or even Wells, a world without Star Trek and other time travel stories, this must have been something really new and fresh. This was, I believe, the first ever time travel story that made use of a mechanical device to transport people to the past. Before that, time travel had always been conducted through falling asleep and waking up in another epoch. A nice little ...more
Time travel stories seem fairly standard in today's day and age. Therefore, considering this one of the earliest accounts of time travel, the idea is fairly complex in this short story. Personally, found it a rather difficult read and was drifting off with the extensive amount of details. One part I really enjoyed was the character Professor Van Stop who asked 'Who shall say that this clock is not right to go backward?' A question that gave birth to H.G Wells classic, 'the time machine' a ...more
Dianne Williams
Oct 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"...every condition includes its own contradiction." Written in 1881 this Mitchell short story reflects the interest in the metaphysical that was so prevalent at that time. Who are we? What are we? WHEN are we? A well written and thought provoking look at the connection between past and present. I thoroughly enjoyed this quick read.
Dec 07, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Un poco de historia, un poco de cuestionamientos filosóficos sobre lo que implicaría un viaje en el tiempo, una buena historia familiar... me gustó.
Lorenzo Fernandez
Jan 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Es una historia muy interesante. Pocas veces se tocan ideas de cómo las acciones de un sucesor pueden afectar la vida de un antepasado.
Oct 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Pequeño gran relato de ciencia ficción (teniendo en cuenta que se escribió en 1881).
Alicia Gimenez
Aug 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Cuento filosófico sobre el tiempo. Ciencia ficción y fantasía. Muy entretenido y agravante.
Apr 25, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What a lovely short story, asking an excellent question: if time can go forwards, surely it can go backwards too?

The story is about two cousins who visit a 'great-aunt Gertrude' (I had to chuckle at that - just how many great-aunt Gertrudes are there?) who has a notable clock: the clock neither ticks nor tocks. Then one night they witness their great-aunt Gertrude winding the clock up, and it then going backwards - something great-aunt Gertrude appears to be happy about, until she falls down,
Apr 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Genial. Realmente este gran desconocido precursor de la ciencia ficción moderna vale mucho la pena.
I read this in The Time Traveler's Almanac.
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"Edward Page Mitchell (1852–1927) was an American editorial and short story writer for The Sun, a daily newspaper in New York City. He became that newspaper's editor in 1897, succeeding Charles Anderson Dana. Mitchell was recognized as a major figure in the early development of the science fiction genre. Mitchell wrote fiction about a man rendered invisible by scientific means ("The Crystal Man", ...more