The History of Mr. Polly

The History of Mr. Polly

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Overview

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 Details

ISBN-13: 9781491572900
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publication date: 05/12/2015
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Herbert George Wells (1866 - 1946)-known as H. G. Wells-was a prolific English writer in many genres, including the novel, history, politics and social commentary, as well as textbooks and rules for war games. Wells is now best remembered for his science fiction novels and is called the father of science fiction, along with Jules Verne and Hugo Gernsback. His most notable science fiction works include The Time Machine (1895), The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896), The Invisible Man (1897) and The War of the Worlds (1898). He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature four times.

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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