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Tono-Bungay
By H. G. Wells

Tono-Bungay

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Tono-Bungay by H. G. Wells

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Presented as a miraculous cure-all, Tono-Bungay is in fact nothing other than a pleasant-tasting liquid with no positive effects. Nonetheless, when the young George Ponderevo is employed by his Uncle Edward to help market this ineffective medicine, he finds his life overwhelmed by its sudden success. Soon, the worthless substance is turned into a formidable fortune, as society becomes convinced of the merits of Tono-Bungay through a combination of skilled advertising and public credulity. As the newly rich George discovers, however, there is far more to class in England than merely the possession of wealth.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780141441115
ISBN-10: 0141441119
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 19mm)
Pages: 448
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 31-Mar-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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'.

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