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When the Sleeper Wakes - by H G Wells (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 294

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Broadview Press Inc

Book theme: General

Author: H G Wells

Language: English

Street Date: July 24, 2019
TCIN: 77898224
UPC: 9781554813520
Item Number (DPCI): 247-64-2312


"In his masterly introduction to H.G. Wells's 1899 novel When the Sleeper Wakes, John Sutherland amply demonstrates its enduring relevance to the contemporary reader, even though it is one of Wells's lesser-known works. Sutherland's assessment of the novel is not only extraordinarily erudite and informative but also witty and immensely readable. He provides a lively biography of Wells alongside an appraisal of the novel that is brim-full of fascinating contextual detail and penetrating critical observations. The appendices offer an invaluable historical background to the novel's inspiration, reception, and film adaptations, as well as reproductions of the fabulous illustrations accompanying the serialization in The Graphic. The two Prefaces and the "Afterword" give us a unique personal glimpse into the development of Wells's ideas and his writing processes. For any fan or scholar of Wells, this is a much-needed, exemplary revisiting of his tale of time travel." -- Linda Dryden, Edinburgh Napier University

"John Sutherland has produced a knowledgeable, classroom-friendly edition of one of the lesser-known masterpieces of Wells's scientific fantasies. When the Sleeper Wakes brims with some of Wells's most prophetic technological inventions and radical political ideas, all of which are expertly discussed and contextualized in Sutherland's introduction, notes, and appendices." -- Jeremy Withers, Iowa State University

"... this novel deserves to be studied by a larger audience, and John Sutherland is well suited to the task of helping to bring When the Sleeper Wakes to more readers. ... this is another commendable volume by Broadview Press. This Canadian publisher continues to produce high-quality, classroom-friendly, affordable editions of many literary works, and their roster of texts by H. G. Wells is now up to half a dozen titles. ... One can only hope that we continue to see more Wells volumes published by this press." -- Jeremy Withers, The Wellsian

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