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The History of Mr. Polly
     

The History of Mr. Polly

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by H. G. Wells, Sinclair Lewis (Foreword by)
 

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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.

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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.

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Library Journal
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:
9781434433893
Publisher:
Wildside Press
Publication date:
10/31/2013
Pages:
354
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.79(d)

Meet the Author

H.G. Wells was born in Bromley, Kent in 1866. After working as a draper's apprentice and pupil-teacher, he won a scholarship to the Normal School of Science in 1884, studying under T. H. Huxley. He was awarded a first-class honours degree in biology and resumed teaching but had to retire after a kick from an ill-natured pupil afflicted his kidneys. He worked in poverty in London as a crammer while experimenting in journalism and stories. It was withTHE TIME MACHINE (1895) that he had his real breakthrough.

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 History of Mr. Polly 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wasn't sure what to expect from this title, but I found it highly entertaining. There's only a few phrases or statements that were so arcane or cultural that I just could not decipher. All in all, a really fun look at 19th century England and the every present problem of finding one's place in the world. Very enjoyable!
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