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    Tono-Bungay (Penguin Classics) (Paperback) By (author) H. G. Wells, Text by Patrick Parrinder, Introduction by Professor Edward Mendelson

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    DescriptionPresented 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.


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    Title
    Tono-Bungay
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) H. G. Wells, Text by Patrick Parrinder, Introduction by Professor Edward Mendelson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 448
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 308 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141441115
    ISBN 10: 0141441119
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC22: 823.912
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T Book Type: FI
    BIC subject category V2: FC
    DC22: FIC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    B&T General Subject: 500
    DC22: 823/.912
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 62
    B&T Approval Code: C25109144
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    LC classification: PR5774 .T6 2005
    Thema V1.0: FBC, FBA
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    28 June 2005
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    H.G. Wells was a professional writer and journalist, who published more than a hundred books, including novels, histories, essays and programmes for world regeneration. Wells's prophetic imagination was first displayed in pioneering works of science fiction, but later he became an apostle of socialism, science and progress. His controversial views on sexual equality and the shape of a truly developed nation remain directly relevant to our world today. He was, in Bertrand Russell's words, 'an important liberator of thought and action'. Edward Mendelson is a writer and critic with a particular interest in W.H. Auden. Patrick Parrinder has written on H.G. Wells, science fiction, James Joyce and the history of the English novel. Since 1986 he has been Professor of English at the University of Reading.