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The History of Mr. Polly

H. G. Wells

A funny and touching account of the imaginative Mr. Polly who, bored and trapped in his conventional life, makes a U-turn –- and changes everything. H.G. Wells’ early life as the son of a semi-insolvent shopkeeper and as a draper’s apprentice fueled his novels of the lower middle class: The Wheels of Chance (1896), Kipps (1905), and The History of Mr. Polly (1910). These works evoke the desperation of apprentices, clerks, and small traders in their monotonous toil behind shop counters. And, like Mr. Polly, his protagonists make a break from their mundane lives with more or less success. H. G. Wells (1866-1946) was a prolific writer in history, general and science fiction, and politics. He was a lifelong socialist. (Summary by Adrian Praetzellis)

A funny and touching account of the imaginative Mr. Polly who, bored and trapped in his conventional life, makes a U-turn –- and changes everything. H.G. Wells’ early life as the son of a semi-insolvent shopkeeper and as a draper’s apprentice fueled his novels of the lower middle class: The Wheels of Chance (1896), Kipps (1905), and The History of Mr. Polly (1910). These works evoke the desperation of apprentices, clerks, and small traders in their monotonous toil behind shop counters. And, like Mr. Polly, his protagonists make a break from their mundane lives with more or less success. H. G. Wells (1866-1946) was a prolific writer in history, general and science fiction, and politics. He was a lifelong socialist. (Summary by Adrian Praetzellis)
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

A funny and touching account of the imaginative Mr. Polly who, bored and trapped in his conventional life, makes a U-turn –- and changes everything. H.G. Wells’ early life as the son of a semi-insolvent shopkeeper and as a draper’s apprentice fueled his novels of the lower middle class: The Wheels of Chance (1896), Kipps (1905), and The History of Mr. Polly (1910). These works evoke the desperation of apprentices, clerks, and small traders in their monotonous toil behind shop counters. And, like Mr. Polly, his protagonists make a break from their mundane lives with more or less success. H. G. Wells (1866-1946) was a prolific writer in history, general and science fiction, and politics. He was a lifelong socialist. (Summary by Adrian Praetzellis)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

9h 9m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

27:05


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

26:55


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

25:30


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

27:20


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

20:02


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

34:04


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

20:58


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

16:19


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

13:32


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

23:26


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

28:27


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

19:20


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

09:17


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

18:53


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

18:50


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

28:53


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

28:33


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

24:17


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

28:56


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

24:26


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

25:11


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

28:52


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

29:56