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Tono-Bungay

Author: H G WellsNorman H StrouseLynton LambBert ClarkeClarke & Way,All authors
Publisher: New York : Ltd. Editions Club, 1960.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presented as a miraculous cure-all, Tono-Bungay is in fact nothing other than a pleasant-tasting liquid with no positive effects. Nonetheless, when the young George Ponderevo is employed by his Uncle Edward to help market this ineffective medicine, he finds his life overwhelmed by its sudden success. Soon, the worthless substance is turned into a formidable fortune, as society becomes convinced of the merits of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Satire
Science fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wells, H.G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946.
Tono-Bungay.
New York : Limited Editions Club, 1960
(OCoLC)701424801
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: H G Wells; Norman H Strouse; Lynton Lamb; Bert Clarke; Clarke & Way,; Thistle Press,; Limited Editions Club,; Limited Editions Club Collection (Library of Congress)
OCLC Number: 1674977
Notes: Limited ed. of 1,500 copies, signed by the illustrator.
""Designed by Bert Clarke ... Printed by Clarke & Way at the Thistle Press in New York"--Colophon.
Issued in slipcase.
Description: xii, 395 pages, [15] leaves of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Responsibility: H.G. Wells ; with an introduction by Norman H. Strouse & illustrated by Lynton Lamb.

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Presented as a miraculous cure-all, Tono-Bungay is in fact nothing other than a pleasant-tasting liquid with no positive effects. Nonetheless, when the young George Ponderevo is employed by his Uncle Edward to help market this ineffective medicine, he finds his life overwhelmed by its sudden success. Soon, the worthless substance is turned into a formidable fortune, as society becomes convinced of the merits of Tono-Bungay through a combination of skilled advertising and public credulity. As the newly rich George discovers, however, there is far more to class in England than merely the possession of wealth.

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