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The History of Mr Polly - H. G. Wells

The History of Mr Polly

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Published: 1st March 2010
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A wonderful comic novel from an author best-known for his science fiction.

Mr. Polly is an ordinary middle-aged man who is tired of his wife's nagging and his dreary job as the owner of a regional gentleman's outfitters.

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 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 and hope.

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. With The Time Machine 1895) he made his breakthrough.

Introductionp. vii
The History of MR Polly
Beginnings, and the Bazaarp. 1
The Dismissal of Parsonsp. 19
Cribsp. 28
Mr Polly an Orphanp. 37
Romancep. 56
Miriamp. 74
The Little Shop at Fishbournep. 101
Making an End to Thingsp. 123
The Potwell Innp. 140
Miriam Revisitedp. 177
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ISBN: 9780297860419
ISBN-10: 0297860410
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 188
Published: 1st March 2010
Dimensions (cm): 20.4 x 13.6  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.29