A witty satire of Edwardian mores - think Evelyn Waugh with a touch of slapstick.
Orphaned at an early age, raised by his aunt and uncle and apprenticed for seven years to a draper, Artie Kipps is stunned to discover upon reading a newspaper advertisement that he is the grandson of a wealthy gentleman and the inheritor of his fortune.
Thrown dramatically into the upper classes, he struggles desperately to learn the etiquette and rules of polite society.
But as he soon discovers, becoming a true gentleman' is neither as easy nor as desirable as it at first appears...
About 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. It was with The Time Machine (1895) that he had his real breakthrough. Today he is regarded as one of the all-time greatest authors of science fiction.
"First electricity. And then telephones. I feel as if I were living in an H G Wells novel." -- Dowager Countess of Grantham, ITV's Downton Abbey written by Julian Fellowes
Number Of Pages: 302
Published: 1st May 2010
Dimensions (cm): 20.1 x 13.6 x 3.1
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1