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Tono-Bungay

H. G. Wells

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Tono-Bungay is a realist semi-autobiographical novel. It is narrated by George Ponderevo, a science student who is drafted in to help with the promotion of Tono-Bungay, a harmful stimulant disguised as a miraculous cure-all, the creation of his uncle Edward. The quack remedy Tono-Bungay seems to have been based upon the patent medicines Carter's Little Liver Pills and Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People.... As the tonic prospers, George experiences a swift rise in social status, elevating him to riches and opportunities that he had never imagined, nor indeed desired. The novel displays Edward's social climbing satirically, and also George's discomfort at rising in social class. The hero's personal life is narrated with unusual frankness for an Edwardian novel.... The empire eventually overextends itself and then collapses. George tries unsuccessfully to save his uncle and eventually ends up designing battleships for the highest bidder. (Summary from Wikipedia)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

15h 12m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

31:56


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

31:29


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

27:30


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

34:51


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

20:45


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

42:56


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

26:45


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

42:35


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

26:20


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

35:28


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

16:37


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

30:39


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

39:12


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

31:00


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

20:16


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

19:47


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

35:22


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

21:35


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

25:19


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

33:26


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

45:15


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

34:39


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

43:29


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

41:23


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

34:44


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

23:15


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

20:39


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

24:54


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

27:56


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

22:11