The History of Mr Polly

The History of Mr Polly


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  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780141441078
  • 272 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

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.

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The History of Mr Polly

The History of Mr Polly

H.G. Wells, Introduction by: John Sutherland, Notes by: John Sutherland, Notes by: Simon James, Editor: Simon James

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