The Sleeper Awakes [NOOK Book]

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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 his dreams realized, and the future revealed to him in all its horrors and malformities.

The novel, originally published as When ...

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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.

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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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781605019055
  • Publisher: MobileReference
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Series: Mobi Classics
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,394,794
  • File size: 272 KB

Meet the Author

H. G. Wells

H.G. Wells was a professional writer and journalist, who published more than a hundred books, including novels, histories, essays and programmes for world regeneration. Wells's prophetic imagination was first displayed in pioneering works of science fiction, but later he became an apostle of socialism, science and progress. His controversial views on sexual equality and the shape of a truly developed nation remain directly relevant to our world today. He was, in Bertrand Russell's words, 'an important liberator of thought and action'. Patrick Parrinder has written on H.G. Wells, science fiction, James Joyce and the history of the English novel. Since 1986 he has been Professor of English at the University of Reading. Andy Sawyer is a Librarian at the University of Sheffield with a particular interest in science fiction.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Herbert George Wells (full name)
    1. Date of Birth:
      September 21, 1866
    2. Place of Birth:
      Bromley, Kent, England
    1. Date of Death:
      August 13, 1946
    2. Place of Death:
      London, England

Table of Contents

Preface i
1 Insomnia 1
2 The Trance 11
3 The Awakening 19
4 The Sound of a Tumult 25
5 The Moving Ways 41
6 The Hall of the Atlas 47
7 In the Silent Rooms 59
8 The Roof Spaces 73
9 The People March 89
10 The Battle of the Darkness 97
11 The Old Man Who Knew Everything 111
12 Ostrog 125
13 The End of the Old Order 143
14 From the Crow's Nest 149
15 Prominent People 157
16 The Monoplane 171
17 Three Days 183
18 Graham Remembers 191
19 Ostrog's Point of View 203
20 In the City Ways 213
21 The Under Side 237
22 The Struggle in the Council House 245
23 Graham Speaks His Word 261
24 While the Aeroplanes Were Coming 267
25 The Coming of the Aeroplanes 275
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  • Posted July 1, 2011

    Not recommended - would not open to the story

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2014

    most enjoyable

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2013

    Ok i guess i wont get it oh well

    Whatever

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2013

    Not worth it.

    This copy was not worth it. you can pay signifigantly less money for a copy of the same quality.

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