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The Sleeper Awakes
By H. G. Wells, Andy Sawyer (contributor) and Patrick Parrinder (introduced by)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin Classics
Publication date April 25, 2006
Pages 288
Binding Paperback
Edition New
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780141441061
ISBN-10 0141441062
Dimensions 0.75 by 5 by 7.75 in.
Weight 0.50 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $15.00
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Summary
A troubled insomniac in 1890s England falls suddenly into a sleep- like trance, from which he does not awake for over two hundred years. During his centuries of slumber, however, investments are made that make him the richest and most powerful man on Earth.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: A fascinating and prescient account of a future dominated by capitalist greed and mechanical force

A troubled insomniac in 1890s England falls suddenly into a sleep-like trance, from which he does not awake for over two hundred years. During his centuries of slumber, however, investments are made that make him the richest and most powerful man on Earth. But when he comes out of his trance he is horrified to discover that the money accumulated in his name is being used to maintain a hierarchal society in which most are poor, and more than a third of all people are enslaved. Oppressed and uneducated, the masses cling desperately to one dream - that the sleeper will awake, and lead them all to freedom.

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