Simon Morley wonders about whether he could go back from 1970 to live in the New York City of 1882:“Was it possible for me to go back and live out my life with Julia? Could I do that knowing the future? Could I live in nineteenth-century New York and look at infants in their carriages, knowing what lay ahead for them? It was a vanished world; actually nearly every soul in it long since dead: could I ever really join it?”
Time and Again. Jack Finney, p. 393.