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The Sleeper Awakes
     

The Sleeper Awakes

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by H. G. Wells
 

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The Sleeper Awakes (1910) is a dystopian novel by H. G. Wells about a man who sleeps for two hundred and three years, waking up in a completely transformed London, where, because of compound interest on his bank accounts, he has become the richest man in the world. A fanatic socialist and author of prophetic writings, the main character awakes to see

Overview

The Sleeper Awakes (1910) is a dystopian novel by H. G. Wells about a man who sleeps for two hundred and three years, waking up in a completely transformed London, where, because of compound interest on his bank accounts, he has become the richest man in the world. A fanatic socialist and author of prophetic writings, the main character awakes to see his dreams realized, and the future revealed to him in all its horrors and malformities.

The novel, originally published as When the Sleeper Wakes in 1899, was re-written in 1910, its original form having proved unsatisfying for Wells. "Like most of my earlier work", says Wells, "it was written under considerable pressure; there are marks of haste not only in the writing of the latter part, but in the very construction of the story".

— Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
This trio are from Wells's utopian writings, which generally chronicle a future society of potential greatness that has failed its mission and gone to seed. Not as posh as the "Deluxe Classics Editions," these nonetheless feature many nice extras, including scholarly introductions. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Times Literary Supplement
"Students of early science fiction will welcome the University of Nebraska Press's series Bison Frontiers of Imagination."—Times Literary Supplement

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781605019055
Publisher:
MobileReference
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Series:
Mobi Classics
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
278 KB

Meet the Author

H. G. Wells is author of The Time Machine, War of the Worlds, The Island of Doctor Moreau, The Invisible Man, Island of Lost Souls, and other works.

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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The Sleeper Awakes 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She walks in to see no one else is here now she just waits.
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Walks in
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
But, could you move he rules to res seven, and maybe bios could go res eight. Shouldnt the multi res be the rp? Sorry, just wanting to help. I really hope this rp gets more players. I'm from Pacific time and i get SO bored at night, I stay up until like, two or three AM....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Welcome to the late-night RP! This is just a place where late-night RPers can gather since not many people are on then. By this I especially mean those in Pacific Time, but also late-nighters from time zones east of that. Don't expect this place to be active during the day; it's nocturnal. So if you find yourself bored at night, come here to talk! <p> Rules&diams <br> 1. No godmodding. <br> 2. No bullying. <br> 3. Find books for se<_>x. <br> 4. Keep it appropriate enough for say... an eleven year old. <p> It's a multires, so enjoy :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A minor Wells work, but still worth reading. Most of the futer tech is dated, but I liked the aeroplanes. What stands out is Wells understanding of people.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This copy was not worth it. you can pay signifigantly less money for a copy of the same quality.
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Dauphin77 More than 1 year ago
I was not able to open this book; thus my rating for this particular version of the book should be NO STARS.
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Whatever