Publish date: March 11th 2003
Publisher: Modern Library
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Read For School
, 20th Century
, English Literature
Series: The Works of H.G. Wells 2 (#12)
ok 100% honest i couldn't even tell you what happened, i was basically just turning pages.
I could not get into this story. I thought the narrator was very detached from the whole purpose of the novel, which is supposed to be a satire, or at least a commentary on the British businessman. I don't think there are really any profound statements that occurred and it made me think that Wells w...
This isn't the H.G. Wells you think you know and it is a genius commentary of advertising and the boom/bust that it brings into our lives even today. Take what is basically water, call it Tono-Bungay and market the heck out of it as the medicine that will cure practically anything. You have a hit, a...
I read this one before reading "'Tono-Bungay' and the Condition of England" in David Lodge's Language of Fiction: Essays in Criticism and Verbal Analysis of the English Novel; they're both good books. Not the kind of thing I was expecting from Wells
This book kept me engrossed while reading it; a classic for good reasons. It is fairly dark in its depiction of the colossal wastefulness of modern society, of the cruel folly of commerce. It ends on a note of peculiar optimism that is quite science-fictional.
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