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The Sleeper Awakes
     

The Sleeper Awakes

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by H. G. Wells, New Century Books
 

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When the Sleeper Wakes, whose title I have now altered to The Sleeper Awakes, was first published as a book in 1899 after a serial appearance in the Graphic and one or two American and colonial periodicals. It is one of the most ambitious and least satisfactory of my books, and I have taken the opportunity afforded by this reprinting to make a number of excisions and

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When the Sleeper Wakes, whose title I have now altered to The Sleeper Awakes, was first published as a book in 1899 after a serial appearance in the Graphic and one or two American and colonial periodicals. It is one of the most ambitious and least satisfactory of my books, and I have taken the opportunity afforded by this reprinting to make a number of excisions and alterations. Like most of my earlier work, 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. Except for certain streaks of a slovenliness which seems to be an almost unavoidable defect in me, there is little to be ashamed of in the writing of the opening portion; but it will be fairly manifest to the critic that instead of being put aside and thought over through a leisurely interlude, the ill-conceived latter part was pushed to its end. I was at that time overworked, and badly in need of a holiday. In addition to various necessary journalistic tasks, I had in hand another book, Love and Mr. Lewisham, which had taken a very much stronger hold upon my affections than this present story.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940011868740
Publisher:
New Century Books
Publication date:
11/20/2010
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
190 KB

Meet the Author

H.G. Wells (1866-1946) published his first novel, The Time Machine, to critical and popular acclaim in 1895. Socially progressive and visionary in intellect, he became one of the most prolific writers of his generation. Through books like The Invisible Man and War of the Worlds, he explored a wide variety of social, philosophical, and political ideas through the medium of what we now call science fiction.

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