The Clock that Went Backward
"The Clock That Went Backward" is a short story by Edward Page Mitchell. The story was published in The Sun on September 18, 1881, and is the first instance of using a time machine for time travel and the first instance of a temporal paradox in fiction.
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The Clock That Went Backward, released in 1881 in The Sun is the first time-travel story ever published, coming out several years before HG Well's The Time Machine. Although it is popularly believed that The Chronic Argonauts was the first fiction published with a time-travel theme, another story, also in this anthology, predates it by almost a decade: Edward Page Mitchell's The Clock That Went Backward
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- Mitchell, Edward Page. "THE CLOCK THAT WENT BACKWARD". Retrieved April 11, 2017.
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