Kipps

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Penguin UK, May 26, 2005 - Fiction - 400 pages
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Orphaned at an early age, raised by his aunt and uncle, and apprenticed for seven years to a draper, Artie Kipps is stunned to discover upon reading a newspaper advertisement that he is the grandson of a wealthy gentleman - and the inheritor of his fortune. Thrown dramatically into the upper classes, he struggles desperately to learn the etiquette and rules of polite society. But as he soon discovers, becoming a 'true gentleman' is neither as easy nor as desirable as it at first appears.
 

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Delightful insight into the period, Wells mixes high quality humour and pathos with a generous measure accurately portrayed human nature. Read full review

Contents

Biographical Note
Introduction
NOTES
Further Reading
A Note on the Text
KIPPS
Contents
BOOK I
ENGAGED
THE BICYCLE MANUFACTURER
THE PUPIL LOVER
DISCORDS
LONDON
KIPPS ENTERS SOCIETY
THE LABYRINTHODON1
BOOK III

THE EMPORIUM
THE WOODCARVING CLASS
CHITTERLOW
SWAPPED1
THE UNEXPECTED
BOOK II
THE WALSHINGHAMS
THE CALLERS
TERMINATIONS
Appendix
NOTES
List of Textual Emendations
Notes
Copyright

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About the author (2005)

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'.

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