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H.G. Wells, "The history of Mr. Polly".

Norman T. Carrington

H.G. Wells, "The history of Mr. Polly".

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Written in English


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SeriesNotes on chosen English texts series
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Pagination51p.,19cm
Number of Pages51
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19517804M


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“Mr. Polly went into the National School at six and he left the private school at fourteen, and by that time his mind was in much the same state that you would be in, dear reader, if you were operated upon for appendicitis by a well-meaning, boldly enterprising, but rather over-worked and under-paid butcher boy, who was superseded towards the climax of the operation by a left-handed clerk of.

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The History Of Mr Polly: With an introduction by Giles Foden by H.G. Wells. 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. Herbert George Wells ( - )-known as H. Wells-was a prolific English writer in many genres, including the novel, history, politics and social commentary, as well as /5(3).

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Polly, and then for a change, and with greatly increased emphasis: "'Ole!" He paused, and then broke out with one of but even the absence of book-keeping andFile Size: KB.

Wells' comic novel, The History of Mr. Polly, stars Alfred Polly, a timid man who is more successful at daydreaming than working in the local draper's shops.

He marries a woman he's not really in love with, despite being in love with another, and together they attempt to create a success of their own shop while slowly making one.

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. The History of Mr. Polly eBook: Wells, H. (Herbert George): : Kindle Store.

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Wells brings the reader to meet Mr. Polly in this brilliant novel. As in all of H.G. Wells' works, the History of Mr. Polly is an enchanting tale with memorable characters brought to life.

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On this channel, you. About The History of Mr Polly. Well’s brilliant social novel, ranked #39 on The Guardian‘s list of 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.

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. The History of Mr. Polly. Product Details. Category: books SKU: CIL Title: The History of Mr.

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The History of Mr Polly Book Summary and Study Guide. H.G. Wells Booklist H.G. Wells Message Board. Detailed plot synopsis reviews of The History of Mr Polly; Alfred Polly is apprenticed to a large hosiery and gentleman's outfitting shop as a boy of He resents having to working for someone else, and when one of his friends rebels against.

Books: ‘The History of Mr. Polly’ by H.G. Wells by Michael Dirda While H.G. Wells ( ) remains best known today for what he called his “scientific romances,” he was far more than. The History Of Mr Polly H G Wells. Dispatched with Royal Mail 2nd Class. Please see photos for condition Any questions please ask Please see my other listings ThanksSeller Rating: % positive.

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 3/5(3).

Mr Polly is an ordinary middle-aged man who is tired of his wife's nagging and his dreary job as a gentleman's outfitter in a small town. 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.

H.G. Wells’ ‘The History of Mr Polly’ traces the back-story of Mr Polly and just how he got into the ‘ Beastly Silly Wheeze ’ of his current predicament.

At the age of 37 (the Edwardian version of middle age) Polly is tired of his dead-end job as a draper and his nagging wife, Miriam. Polly went into the National School at six and he left the private school at fourteen, and by that time his mind was in much the same state that you would be in, dear reader, if you were operated upon for appendicitis by a well-meaning, boldly enterprising, but rather overworked and under-paid butcher boy, who was superseded towards the climax of the operation by a left-handed clerk of.

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Polly /5(K). The History of Mr. Polly by H.G. Wells, a free text and ebook for easy online reading, study, and reference. () The History of Mr Polly is surely the definitive record of how most of us live our lives: stumbling helplessly from one episode to another, with little control over the events that overtake and shape us.

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Wells's famous, genre-spawning science fiction novels may be startled to read his less-remembered but once bestselling The History of Mr. comically romping narrative voice is worlds away from the stern, melancholy tone of The Time won fame for his apocalyptic, preachy books about the history of the future, but this history is strictly, as Mr.

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