The Man Who Went Back

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The Man Who Went Back
First edition (UK)
Author Warwick Deeping
Cover artist Rowland Hilder
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Genre Science fiction novel
Publisher Cassell and Co (UK)
Alfred A. Knopf (US)
McClelland & Stewart (Canada)
Publication date
1940 (November 11, 1940 in United States[1])
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages 382 pp

The Man Who Went Back (1940) is an adventure novel by Warwick Deeping about a man who has a car accident in 1939 England. He is transported back into post-Roman Britain and has to contend with the knowledge that he is from the future, in the past.

Upon release, the New York Times described the book as a "remarkable merger" of Deeping's prior novels with "cloak-and-sword" settings and those set in contemporary times, resulting in an "odd but earnest novel."[2]


  1. ^ (11 November 1940). Book Published Today, The New York Times
  2. ^ Wallace Margaret (17 November 1940). The New Deeping (book review), The New York Times