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ISBN: 0803247028 / ISBN-13: 9780803247024



George Ponderevo, a student of science, is enlisted to help with the promotion of Tono-Bungay. Tono-Bungay is a harmful stimulant disguised as a ... Show synopsis

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  • Tono-Bungay (University of Nebraska Press) – Hardcover (1978)
    by H G Wells

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    Hardcover, University of Nebraska Press
    317 pages

    ISBN: 0803247028
    ISBN-13: 9780803247024

    Tono-Bungay (1909), the bridge between H.G. Wells 's comic novels and his novels of ideas, was regarded by Wells himself as perhaps his most ambitious work of fiction. It was, he said, "the novel as I imagined it, on Dickens-Thackeray lines." The hero-narrator, George Ponderevo, begins life in the servants' hall of a great house, Bladesover, earns a pharmaceutical society scholarship, and is apprenticed to his uncle Edward Ponderevo, a druggist in a small country town. Uncle Teddy concocts a patent medicine, Tono-Bungay ( ... Show more

  • 1. Hardcover, University of Nebraska Press, 1978

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Overall customer rating: 2.000

H. G. Wells fumbles the ball

by bookishwench on Jul 14, 2007

As a fan of H. G. Wells' fiction, I was delighted to find this previously unknown work. Who knew he could write a novel this bad? This book could be titled 'What I Hate About Everything,' as it spends a great deal of time despising the gentry, Christianity, businessmen, advertising, wealth, and England ... More

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