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When the Sleeper Wakes

When the Sleeper Wakes by H. G. Wells

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Description: When the Sleeper Wakes is Herbert George Wells classic social commentary in prophetic science fiction form. In 1897 a Victorian gentleman falls asleep in London and cannot be woken for two centuries. Sleeping, he becomes the heir to the worldâ s wealth while the common people suffer misery, social injustice, and poverty. He finally wakes in 2100 to a London filled with technological wonder, injustice, and discontentâ and he learns that the common people believe he is destined to save them. H. G. Wells, the pioneer of science fiction, was born in England on September 21, 1866. He studied science and became a teacher until he decided to become a full time writer at the age of twenty-seven. Wells' first novel was the science fiction The Time Machine, a satirical comment on the English class system which countered the British assumption of inevitable progress. Wells became a prolific author of science fiction, including The War of the Worlds, The Invisible Man, and The Island of Dr. Moreau. His vivid visions of the future included superhighways, computers, the military use of tanks and airplanes, and the atomic bomb. The prophetic accuracy of his science fiction led to his label as The Man Who Invented Tomorrow . Passionately concerned about social issues, Wells used science fiction to communicate his concerns and ideas. He also wrote social commentaries like The Holy Terror, a psychological study of modern dictators based on Stalin, Mussolini, and Hitler. His visions of the future included a war-torn twentieth century leading to eventual world peace in the twenty-first century. Herbert George Wells died in London, England, on August 13, 1946 H. G. Wells is regarded by most literary historians as the founder of the Science Fiction genre. (from CyberRead)

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