The History of Mr. Polly / Edition 2

The History of Mr. Polly / Edition 2

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by H. G. Wells
     
 

ISBN-10: 0460872605

ISBN-13: 9780460872607

Pub. Date: 08/15/1993

Publisher: Everyman Paperback

Alfred Polly, bankrupt gentleman's outfitter, hates the whole scheme of things. Head full of half-digested chivalry, body wracked by dyspepsia, he recalls both the boisterous dramas of youth and the dreadful restrictions of a dull marriage-and so resolves to kill himself. Unexpected events bring him instead to a new heroic life and, at last, a chance of happiness.  See more details below

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Alfred Polly, bankrupt gentleman's outfitter, hates the whole scheme of things. Head full of half-digested chivalry, body wracked by dyspepsia, he recalls both the boisterous dramas of youth and the dreadful restrictions of a dull marriage-and so resolves to kill himself. Unexpected events bring him instead to a new heroic life and, at last, a chance of happiness.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780460872607
Publisher:
Everyman Paperback
Publication date:
08/15/1993
Series:
Everyman Library Series
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.79(h) x 0.56(d)

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The History of Mr. Polly 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.