The History Of Mr Polly

Paperback | December 27, 2005

byH.g. WellsIntroduction byJohn SutherlandNotes byJohn Sutherland

not yet rated|write a review
Well's brilliant social novel, ranked #39 on The Guardian's list of 100 Best Novels

Mr Polly is an ordinary middle-aged man who is tired of his wife's nagging and his dreary job as the owner of a regional gentleman's outfitters. Faced with the threat of bankruptcy, he concludes that the only way to escape his frustrating existence is by burning his shop to the ground, and killing himself. Unexpected events, however, conspire at the last moment to lead the bewildered Mr Polly to a bright new future - after he saves a life, fakes his death, and escapes to a life of heroism, hope and ultimate happiness.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Pricing and Purchase Info

$14.00

In stock online
Ships free on orders over $25

From the Publisher

Well's brilliant social novel, ranked #39 on The Guardian's list of 100 Best NovelsMr Polly is an ordinary middle-aged man who is tired of his wife's nagging and his dreary job as the owner of a regional gentleman's outfitters. Faced with the threat of bankruptcy, he concludes that the only way to escape his frustrating existence is by...

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 controv...

other books by H.g. Wells

Canterbury Classics Box Set
Canterbury Classics Box Set

Paperback|Feb 13 2015

$183.90 online$244.65list price(save 24%)
Hg Wells Classic Collection I
Hg Wells Classic Collection I

Hardcover|Nov 3 2010

$31.83 online$34.99list price(save 9%)
Classic Tales Of Science Fiction & Fantasy
Classic Tales Of Science Fiction & Fantasy

Leather/Fine Binding|Oct 1 2016

$28.04 online$34.99list price(save 19%)
see all books by H.g. Wells
Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 7.79 × 5.11 × 0.65 inPublished:December 27, 2005Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0141441070

ISBN - 13:9780141441078

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of The History Of Mr Polly

Reviews