Mr. Polly has spent 15 dismal years as a respectable shopkeeper. His life has little to offer but more tedium and poverty, so he settles on the idea of suicide and plans a fire that will destroy him. But in the mayhem that ensues he forgets to kill himself and finds instead a whole new world just waiting for him.
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H.G. Wells is often cataloged as a pioneer of science fiction (which he was) . . . but he was also a great Edwardian writer of immense fame and influence who deserves to be remembered as a major literary figure ( GUARDIAN)
A delightful comedy of everyday Edwardian England that draws inspiration from its author's own life . . . The story - still strikingly modern - is a comedy about a midlife crisis . . . a comedy of ordinary, provincial life, rooted in the everyday, with countless brilliantly observed details . . . The History of Mr Polly has a special charm as a novel in which, for once, Wells became carefree and relaxed, and described the thing he could never find for himself - peace of mind (Robert McCrum Guardian)
'The History of Mr Polly (1910) is a disturbing comic masterpiece . . . a more gently satirical and masculine counterpart to Flaubert's Madame Bovary . . . a classic of radical existentialism, and, after 100 years, still amusing, unsettling and powerfully contemporary ' ( Washington Post)
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Book Description Penguin Audio, U.S.A., 1997. AUDIO CASSETTE. Book Condition: Very Good. 2 AUDIO CASSETTES NEW IN THE SHRINK WRAP! Brand new AUDIO CASSETTES. Just a bit of shelf wear. Enjoy this AUDIO CASSETTE performance GIFT QUALITY for your home and library. Bookseller Inventory # 200200140217168
Book Description Penguin Audiobooks, London, United Kingdom, 1997. Audio Cassette. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall. Q4 - 2 near fine cassettes in a very good cover/case that has some scratches and rubbing, light discoloration and shelf wear. All the tapes have been listened completely and all the tapes are good. Abridged. Approx. 3 hours. Read by Clive Swift. H.G. Wells's delightful story of an ordinary fellow escaping from his humdrum existence is as fresh today as when it was first published. Bookseller Inventory # EC6989BB
Book Description Penguin Audio, 1997. Audio Book(Cassette). Book Condition: Very Good. Very good. Bookseller Inventory # HH-007-24-0164100
Book Description Penguin Audio, 1997. Audio Book(Cassette). Book Condition: As New. Like new condition. Bookseller Inventory # XX-007-24-0164100