A lesser-known novel of social satire from the author of The War of the Worlds
Mr. Polly is an ordinary middle-aged man who is tired of his wife's nagging and his dreary job as a gentleman's outfitter in a small town. Faced with the threat of bankruptcy, he concludes that the only way to escape his frustrating existence is by burning his shop to the ground and killing himself.
Unexpected events, however, conspire at the last moment to lead the bewildered Mr. Polly to a bright new future—after he saves a life, fakes his death, and escapes to a world of heroism, hope, and ultimate happiness.
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|Product dimensions:||5.25(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
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
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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!