The Story of a Simple Soul
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Kipps by H. G. Wells
Book DescriptionOrphaned 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780141441108
(198mm x 129mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 26-May-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author H. G. Wells
Selected Works of H.G. Wells, Paperback (March 2017)
H. G. Wells is often referred to as 'the father of science fiction' and this compendium of his stories contains two of his most well-known works in the genre, The Time Machine (1895) and The War of the Worlds (1897), plus other stories of truly extraordinary dimensions
Invisible Man, Paperback (February 2017)
Part of Alma Classics Evergreen series of popular classics, this edition includes pictures and an extensive section on Wells's life and works.
Island of Doctor Moreau, Paperback (February 2017)» View all books by H. G. Wells
The Island of Doctor Moreau is the account of Edward Prendick, an English gentleman who finds himself shipwrecked and an unwelcomed guest on the Pacific island of one Doctor Moreau. There, Prendick discovers Moreau is performing horrific experiments, using vivisection to craft animals into human beings.
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Author Biography - H. G. Wells
H.G. Wells was a professional writer and journalist, who published more than a hundred books, including novels, histories, essays and programmes for world regeneration. Wells's prophetic imagination was first displayed in pioneering works of science fiction, but later he became an apostle of socialism, science and progress. His controversial views on sexual equality and the shape of a truly developed nation remain directly relevant to our world today. He was, in Bertrand Russell's words, 'an important liberator of thought and action'. David Lodge is a novelist and critic and Emeritus Professor of English Literature at Birmingham University. Simon J. James is Lecturer in Victorian Literature at the University of Durham. He has written on, and edited works by, George Gissing, H.G. Wells and Charles Dickens.
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