Kipps (Penguin Classics)

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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.

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Kipps 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. Full description

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You can enjoy the novel as a jolly yarn about faux pas - there's a bit of Kipps in most of us - but you also sense that Wells found its theme a little close to the bone . . . As social inequality threatens to rise, it's hard not to wonder - despite the happy ending - if Kipps belongs to Britain's future as well as its past ( GUARDIAN)

A disguised autobiography, an economic clarion call, a successful attempt to extend the English novel's social range . . . [Kipps] is, above all, a horribly funny book, written by a man who still believed that the most effective way of attacking something was to laugh at it ( D.J. Taylor)

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)

A Dickensian comedy about one ordinary man's struggle for self-improvement ( GUARDIAN)

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