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Tono-Bungay

Author: H G Wells; Norman H Strouse; Lynton Lamb
Publisher: New York : Heritage Press, [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: Fiction
Science fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: H G Wells; Norman H Strouse; Lynton Lamb
OCLC Number: 4840666
Description: xii, 395 pages, [14] leaves of color plates : illustrations ; 24 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. - Amazon (summary for a later edition of this title)

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