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Tono-Bungay

Author: H G Wells; Bryan Cheyette
Publisher: London : Penguin Books, 2005.
Series: World's classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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George Ponderovo's quiet young life is changed for ever when he is forced to leave home and is apprenticed to his dynamic Uncle Edward in his chemist's shop. Edward, determined to 'strike out', invents a bogus medicine called Tono-Bungay which earns him a vast fortune. George's share of the wealth enables him to live out his fantasies by building an aeroplane. As he witnesses the spectacular rise of the Tono-Bungay  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Satire
Fiction
Science fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: H G Wells; Bryan Cheyette
ISBN: 0192828290 9780192828293 0141441119 9780141441115
OCLC Number: 221856455
Description: xxxiii, 414 pages ; 20 cm.
Series Title: World's classics.
Responsibility: H.G. Wells ; edited by Patrick Parrinder with an introduction and notes by Edward Mendelson.
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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  Read more...

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