The Sleeper Awakes Herbert George Wells

The Sleeper Awakes Herbert George Wells

by H. G. Wells, FLT

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The Sleeper Awakes is H. G. Wells's wildly imaginative story of London in the twenty-second century and the man who by accident becomes owner and master of the world. In 1897 a Victorian gentleman falls into a sleep from which he cannot be waked. During his two centuries of slumber he becomes the Sleeper, the most well known and powerful person in the world. All property is bequeathed to the Sleeper to be administered by a Council on his behalf. The common people, increasingly oppressed, view the Sleeper as a mythical liberator whose awakening will free them from misery.

The Sleeper awakes in 2100 to a futuristic London adorned with wondrous technological trappings yet staggering under social injustice and escalating unrest. His awakening sends shock waves throughout London, from the highest meetings of the Council to the workers laboring in factories in the bowels of the city. Daring rescues and villainous treachery abound as workers and capitalists fight desperately for control of the Sleeper.

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940012917386
Publisher: FLT
Publication date: 05/16/2016
Series: Herbert George Wells: FLT Classics Series , #4
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 635 KB

About the Author

Herbert George Wells, better known as H. G. Wells, was an English writer best known for such science fiction novels as «The Time Machine», «The War of the Worlds», «The Invisible Man» and «The Island of Doctor Moreau». He was a prolific writer of both fiction and non-fiction, and produced works in many different genres, including contemporary novels, history, and social commentary. He was also an outspoken socialist. His later works become increasingly political and didactic, and only his early science fiction novels are widely read today. Wells, along with Hugo Gernsback and Jules Verne, is sometimes referred to as «The Father of Science Fiction».

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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A little weird after reading modern science fiction, plunge into vision of HG Wells twenty-first century, but the book is exceptionally amazing. Sopor hero lasted several hundred years has made him ruler over all the earth and the idol of mere mortals. The turn the story shocks, although the ending and gloomy.
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