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When the Sleeper Wakes by H.G. Wells - 1st Edition - 1899 - from Hyraxia (SKU: 8785)

When the Sleeper Wakes

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When the Sleeper Wakes

by H.G. Wells

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  • hardcover
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London: Harper & Brothers. London, Harper & Brothers, 1899. First Edition. First Impression. Hardback. A near fine copy. Wells revised the book in 1910 as he felt the present edition was rushed, commenting that it was 'one of the most ambitious and least satisfactory of my works' [Hammond, p94]. That said, it's one of the earliest dystopias, We, Brave New World and Nineteen Eighty Four all derive, consciously or unconsciously from Wells's vision of a regimented totalitarian state. Probably Currey's state A (198mm vertically). Very slight lean, some bumping to the spine tips and a little sunning to the spine, but nicer than often seen. [8785, Hyraxia Books]. . Near Fine. Hardback. 1st Edition. 1st Printing. 1899.

Synopsis

The Sleeper Awakes (1910) is a dystopian novel by H. G. Wells about a man who sleeps for two hundred and three years, waking up in a completely transformed London, where, because of compound interest on his bank accounts, he has become the richest man in the world. A fanatical socialist and author of prophetic writings, the main character awakes to see his dreams realized, and the future revealed to him in all its horrors and malformities.

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Bookseller
Hyraxia GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
8785
Title
When the Sleeper Wakes
Author
H.G. Wells
Format/binding
Hardback
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Harper & Brothers
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1899
Keywords
SCIENCE FICTION,WELLS, H.G.,

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