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The History of Mr. Polly (Large Print Edition)

by H. G. Wells

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Published by BiblioBazaar .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Fiction / General

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages224
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11881430M
    ISBN 101426493029
    ISBN 109781426493027

    () 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. I believe that Mr. Polly is the best book that H.G. Wells wrote and I have a sneaking suspicion that he adopted a style which was more Dickens than his own.   In the early s Alfred Polly, still hankering after his dream girl Christabel, marries Miriam Larkins and they open a shop, but, as the years go by, the marriage becomes stale and Polly feels trapped. He decides to stage his own death by burning down the shop but becomes an accidental hero when he saves a deaf old lady from the flames/10().

    Buy The History of Mr. Polly New Ed by H.G. Wells, Simon J. James, John Sutherland (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(95).   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 /5(3).

    The History of Mr. Polly, H.G Wells, Thomas Nelson and Sons, , First Edition, First Impression Made into a film in , a TV film in and adapted by the BBC as a six-part television serial shown both in and , this a comic novel based on the author's early experiences in the drapery trade. Read The Little Shop at Fishbourne of The History of Mr. Polly by H.G. Wells. The text begins: I For fifteen years Mr. Polly was a respectable shopkeeper in Fishbourne. Years they were in which every day was tedious, and when they were gone it was as if they had gone in a flash. But now Mr. Polly had good looks no more, he was as I have described him in the beginning of this story, thirty.


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'The History of Mr Polly' is a charming, comic, faintly melancholic portrait of a man of the lower middle classes struggling to find purpose and fulfilment in his provincial, Edwardian English life.4/5(91).

Mr Polly is a typical character, being disaffected with his lot, living a mundane, married existence as a proprietor of a small drapery shop in a quiet town on the South coast. A background familiar to Wells, and about which he writes with entertaining detail/5(14).

This is a very good, recent hardcover edition of this book at a very affordable price, with a rather unusual dust jacket based on a facsimile of an old newspaper with snippets of events from Mr Polly's history. Mr Polly is a typical character, being disaffected with his lot, living a mundane, married existence as a proprietor of a small drapery shop in a quiet town on the South s: The History of Mr.

Polly () is a wonderful little novel H.G. Wells () is now most remembered as a pioneer of science fiction (e.g. The Time Machine (), The Island of Dr.

Moreau (), The Invisible Man (), and The War of the Worlds ()) however in his Edwardian era heyday he was also known for a wide variety of different genres, including as a writer /5. out of 5 stars Pollyphonacious. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 2, Verified Purchase.

'The History of Mr Polly' is a charming, comic, faintly melancholic portrait of a man of the lower middle classes struggling to find purpose and fulfilment in his provincial, Edwardian English life/5(43). The History of Mr. Polly by H G Wells and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at The History of Mr Polly - AbeBooks Passion for books.

Sign On My Account Basket Help. “The History of Mr Polly” () is a disturbing comic masterpiece that might have gotten its start from Thoreau’s remark that “the mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.” It could also be.

The History of Mr. Polly is a comic novel by H. protagonist of The History of Mr. Polly is an antihero inspired by H. Wells's early experiences in the drapery trade: Alfred Polly, born circaa timid and directionless young man living in Edwardian England, who despite his own bumbling achieves contented serenity with.

HG Wells wrote The History of Mr Polly insimultaneously with the completion and publication of his novel Ann Veronica, and published it, with Thomas Nelson, inwhile an American. 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. And also Mr. Polly bought a number of books, Rabelais for his own, and “The Arabian Nights,” the works of Sterne, a pile of “Tales from Blackwood,” cheap in a second-hand bookshop, the plays of William Shakespeare, a second-hand copy of Belloc’s “Road to Rome,” an odd volume of “Purchas his Pilgrimes” and “The Life and Death.

The History of Mr. Polly is a comic novel by H. protagonist of The History of Mr. Polly is an antihero inspired by H. Wells's early experiences in the drapery trade: Alfred Polly, born circaa timid and directionless young man living in Edwardian England, who despite his own bumbling achieves contented serenity with little help from those around him.

Polly's most striking. Directed by Anthony Pelissier. With John Mills, Sally Ann Howes, Betty Ann Davies, Megs Jenkins. Quiet and somewhat direction-less, Alfred Polly uses the money he inherits from his father to marry and to set up shop in a small town.

His heart is in neither of these enterprises and he eventually resorts to desperate measures to break free. His random wanderings in the countryside lead him to a /10(). Download THE HISTORY OF MR.

POLLY free in PDF & EPUB format. Download H.G. Wells's THE HISTORY OF MR. POLLY for your kindle, tablet, IPAD, PC or mobile. Polly sat on a stile and cursed. He cursed the world, his wife, and himself, for Mr.

Polly was thirty-five years old and buried alive. He hated his slovenly wife, his fellow shopkeepers, and. The question is: ´Have you ever had that moment?´ You might be sitting at your desk, cooking tea for your kids, driving to work – and suddenly you think ‘Is this it.

Is this all there is?’ It is at. The History of Mr. Polly is a comedy written by H.G. Wells and first published in Mr Polly is an ordinary middle-aged man who is tired of his wife&#x;s nagging and his dreary job as the owner of a regional gentleman&#x;s outfitters.

Faced with the threat of bankruptcy, he concludes. The History of Mr. Polly Mentions in Our Blog The (Surprisingly) Powerful Influence of H.G. Wells on Modern Day America Published by Beth Clark • Septem A hundred years ago, novelist H.G.

Wells predicted that science would be "king of the world."/5(5). 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.

The History of Mr Polly is a literary masterpiece, and there are enough reviews of its content out there. This review -- and this star rating -- relate to a new copy of this particular edition. It looks like it has been run off on an office duplicator in someone's spare time, complete with coffee stains!/5(92).

The History of Mr. Polly is a comic novel by H. G. Wells/5(K).out of 5 stars The History of Mr. Polly () is a wonderful little novel Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 14 September H.G. Wells () is now most remembered as a pioneer of science fiction (s: 7. Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg.