Kipps: The Story of a Simple Soul

Kipps: The Story of a Simple Soul

by H. G. Wells
     
 

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Young Artie Kipps is desperate to escape the world of retail trade. Embarking on self-improvement, he allows first a lady and then an unexpected legacy to turn his head and ruin him. But the rum paradoxically manages to save him. H.G. Wells pokes fun at a whole gallery of social pretensions from high society to middle class snobbery in this witty portrait of a…  See more details below

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Young Artie Kipps is desperate to escape the world of retail trade. Embarking on self-improvement, he allows first a lady and then an unexpected legacy to turn his head and ruin him. But the rum paradoxically manages to save him. H.G. Wells pokes fun at a whole gallery of social pretensions from high society to middle class snobbery in this witty portrait of a draper's assistant bent on acquiring refinement.

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Though Wells's name conjures images of time travelers and Martian invaders, he wrote numerous other novels that were well received but since forgotten. This trio-two comedies and a drama-serve as perfect examples. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780460872775
Publisher:
Everyman Paperback
Publication date:
08/28/1993
Series:
Twentieth Century Classics Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
356
Product dimensions:
5.76(w) x 7.64(h) x 0.76(d)

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Meet the Author

H. G. WELLS (1866—1946) was a professional writer and journalist who published more than a hundred books.
Margaret Drabble is recipient of many prestigious awards for her writing, which includes works of nonfiction as well as numerous novels.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
September 21, 1866
Date of Death:
August 13, 1946
Place of Birth:
Bromley, Kent, England
Place of Death:
London, England
Education:
Normal School of Science, London, England

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