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Julian Westís African-American servant.
The mesmerist who puts Julian West into a century-long trance.
The twentieth-century man who finds Julian West and resuscitates him. Later, he serves as the heroís guide in the twentieth century.
The twentieth-century woman married to Doctor Leete. She turns out to be the grand-daughter of Edith Bartlett.
The twentieth-century young woman who becomes engaged to Julian West.
Preacher of the twentieth century.
Julian West, a nineteenth-century man who had become complacent in the
face of nineteenth-century inequalities and social injustice.
The nineteenth century, with its many social and economic problems and
its complacency and/or pessimism about them.
Julian West gradually realizes the irrational economic system and the
bankrupt morality of the nineteenth century and accepts his own complicity
in the corruption of the period.
Julian West becomes an enthusiastic critic of the nineteenth century, embraces
progress and becomes engaged to a twentieth-century woman. The novel ends
happily, in comedy, despite the traumatic events to which the hero is
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