The History of Mr. Polly

The History of Mr. Polly

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by H. G. Wells
     
 

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The History of Mr. Polly is a comedy written by H.G. Wells and first published in 1910. Mr Polly is an ordinary middle-aged man who is tired of his wife’s nagging and his dreary job as the owner of a regional gentleman’s outfitters. Faced with the threat of bankruptcy, he concludes that the only way to escape his frustrating existence is by burning his…  See more details below

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The History of Mr. Polly is a comedy written by H.G. Wells and first published in 1910. Mr Polly is an ordinary middle-aged man who is tired of his wife’s nagging and his dreary job as the owner of a regional gentleman’s outfitters. Faced with the threat of bankruptcy, he concludes that the only way to escape his frustrating existence is by burning his shop to the ground, and killing himself. Unexpected events, however, conspire at the last moment to lead the bewildered Mr Polly to a bright new future after he saves a life, fakes his death, and escapes to a life of heroism, hope and ultimate happiness.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013275720
Publisher:
United Holdings Group
Publication date:
10/12/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
343 KB

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