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The History of Mr. Polly [NOOK Book]

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Alfred Polly is a quiet, timid and direction-less young man. At his fathers funeral he meets a distant cousin. Although not in love they marry and buy a shop. After 15 years of an abusive and spiteful wife he tries to do away with himself and fails. This however inspires him to do something adventurous with his life.
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The History of Mr. Polly

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Overview

Alfred Polly is a quiet, timid and direction-less young man. At his fathers funeral he meets a distant cousin. Although not in love they marry and buy a shop. After 15 years of an abusive and spiteful wife he tries to do away with himself and fails. This however inspires him to do something adventurous with his life.
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  • BN ID: 2940012314284
  • Publisher: MJ Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/22/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 188 KB

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H.G. Wells was a prolific writer of both fiction and non-fiction. His writing career spanned more than sixty years. His early science fiction novels earned him the title (along with Jules Verne and Hugo Gernsback) of “The Father of Science Fiction”
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2014

    Not science fiction, but still good.

    I had expected something like War of the Worlds. I found a delightfully ironic tale of an ordinary man with a heart that yearned for adventure.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2002

    Living Story

    I first read this book at school in 1961 and I have read it maybe twenty times in the following forty years. I am currently reading it again. This story 'lives'. The scenes and the characters are there in front of you. You can see the people, hear their voices. You laugh out loud at their humorous antics and have real tears for the pathos. This is an intensely personal book for me. I think it appealed to me as a schoolboy because I saw so much of myself in the hero, Alfred Polly. As the years have passed my life has loosely followed the same pattern of the tale. Fortunately I have not considered suicide, as the hero did, and I have not yet found my 'Potwell Inn'. The feelings I get when reading this book are uncanny and, even after an intense schoolboy study of the book and twenty other readings over many years, I still find it hard to put it down.

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