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The Sleeper Awakes
by H. G. Wells Patrick Parrinder Andy Sawyer

RRP €12.80

The Sleeper Awakes
by Author Name H. G. Wells, Patrick Parrinder, Andy Sawyer

Book details for title
List Price:12.80
Format: Paperback, 198 x 129 x 17mm, 288pp
Publication date: 31 Mar 2005
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN-13: 9780141441061

Description

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.