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Tono-Bungay

H. G. Wells

Tono-Bungay

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Published by Modern Library in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby H.G. Wells.
SeriesThe Modern library of the world"s best books :
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 400 p. ;
Number of Pages400
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18358648M

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Yet it is a masterpiece. And as usual, all suggestions and ideas for future discussions will be gratefully received. But that failed.

Now, the unavoidable suggestion of that wide park and that fair large house, dominating church, village and the country-side, was that they represented the thing that mattered supremely in the world, and that all other things had significance only in relation to them.

I must sprawl and flounder, comment and theorize, if I am to get the thing out I have in mind. Filled with a new confidence, George's uncle imagines himself as a kind of Napoleon, and influenced by this image, has an affair with a journalist.

It is an age of social mobility, of the beginning of the end of deference. This was harsh, because much of Wells gives pleasure; some, notably his science fiction, is stunningly innovative.

Their social progression from Lady Grove to Crest Hill is the story of their embrace and imitation of old money style, to their rejection of old money style and attempt to discover something more modern for themselves.

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