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Tono-Bungay

H. G. Wells

Tono-Bungay

by H. G. Wells

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Published by Modern Library in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Upper class -- England -- Fiction,
  • Patent medicines -- Fiction,
  • Pharmacists -- England -- Fiction,
  • Humorous stories, English

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby H. G. Wells.
    GenreFiction.
    SeriesThe Modern Library of the world"s best books
    The Physical Object
    Pagination460 p. ;
    Number of Pages460
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18023219M

    Tono-Bungay is a realist semi-autobiographical novel. It is narrated by George Ponderevo, a science student who is drafted in to help with the promotion of Tono-Bungay, a harmful stimulant disguised as a miraculous cure-all, the creation of his uncle Edward. Tono-Bungay () is widely regarded as Wells's finest novel, combining futuristic science fiction and contemporary social satire. In it, George Ponderovo is apprenticed to his Uncle Edward, a dynamic chemist who invents a bogus medicine, Tono-Bungay, and earns a vast fortune.

    As he witnesses the spectacular rise of the Tono-Bungay empire he contemplates a corrupt English society that allows his uncle to wield so much power. Tono-Bungay () is widely regarded as Wells's finest novel, combining futuristic science fiction and contemporary social satire. By: H. G. Wells Tono-Bungay is a realist semi-autobiographical novel. It is narrated by George Ponderevo, a science student who is drafted in to help with the promotion of Tono-Bungay, a harmful stimulant disguised as a miraculous cure-all, the creation of his uncle Edward.

    Jul 03,  · She conceived a high opinion of Tono-Bungay and took it in all forms and large quantities so long as I knew her. It didn't seem to do her any harm. And she kept the girls going quite wonderfully. My uncle's last addition to the Tono-Bungay group was the Tono-Bungay Mouthwash. 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 Pages:


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Sep 13,  · Reading group for September: Tono-Bungay by HG Wells Tono-Bungay is an often funny book, but its author took it far more seriously than he did most of his output. “I. Tono Bungay (Everyman) by Wells, H. and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at greggdev.com Dec 07,  · "Tono Bungay" is an unusual work in that it straddles two of these genres: it is both science fiction and social commentary.

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Tono-Bungay, novel by H.G. Wells, serialized in the English Review and published in book form in New York in Considered one of his most successful attempts at a social novel in the vein of Charles Dickens and William Makepeace Thackeray, Wells’s tale is a panoramic view of an unravelling.

"Tono Bungay" is an unusual work in that it straddles two of these genres: it is both science fiction and social commentary.

Many consider it to be the best of Well's works. The novel follows the rise and fall of an empire built on a quack medicine. The medicine, Tono Bungay, gives the book its title.

"Tono-Bungay" is a novel written by H. Wells and published in It has been called "arguably his most artistic book." As for Wells himself he considered "Tono-Bungay as the finest and most finished novel upon the accepted lines" that he had "written or was ever likely to write."/5(K).

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G. Wells immediate acclaim when it appeared in It remains a sparkling chronicle of chicanery and human credulity, and 4/5(2).Jul 02,  · I write that much and look at it, and wonder whether, after all, this is any fair statement of what I am attempting in this book. I've given, I see, an impression that I want to make simply a hotch-potch of anecdotes and experiences with my uncle swimming in the middle as the largest lump of victual.Tono-Bungay is a novel by H.

G. Wells. Narrated by George Ponderevo, who is persuaded to help sell Tono-Bungay, a medicine created by his uncle. Although he believes it to be a swindle, he spends seven years on the business before quitting and finding a new job in aeronautics, designing destroyers.