Bog, paperback The Wheels of Chance by H.g. Wells af H. G. Wells

The Wheels of Chance by H.g. Wells

- With a Student Guide to the Historical and Social Context of the Novel

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Mr. Hoopdriver is an overworked Londoner who spends most every day servilely waiting on customers at his job as a draper's assistant. When it comes time for his annual holiday, he decides to put his newfound skills on a bicycle to the test by going on a ten-day cycling trip to the sou... Læs mere

Mr. Hoopdriver is an overworked Londoner who spends most every day servilely waiting on customers at his job as a draper's assistant. When it comes ti... Læs mere

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9781845198893
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240
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01-11-2017
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Mr. Hoopdriver is an overworked Londoner who spends most every day servilely waiting on customers at his job as a draper's assistant. When it comes time for his annual holiday, he decides to put his newfound skills on a bicycle to the test by going on a ten-day cycling trip to the southern coast of England. A routine trip is turned upside down, however, when Hoopdriver crosses paths with Jessie, a young lady fleeing the constraints of conventional Victorian womanhood. The two cyclists eventually join up and try to help each other find a brighter future. Written at the height of the late-19th century "bicycle craze" and rich in geographical detail of southern England, The Wheels of Chance is a captivating portrayal of two people attempting to break free of the dreary life society has carved out for them. The novel is also among Wells's funniest works. Using a copy text of the 1925 Atlantic edition of the novel, this edition includes a full introduction providing historical context on the novel and biographical information on Wells, a further reading list, detailed notes, a map of Hoopdriver's journey, a selection of contemporary reviews, and excerpts of letters by Wells relevant to the novel. The work has been specially prepared for student engagement and classroom use. "The Wheels of Chance is both an early cycling classic and a picture of an era. In this long-overdue scholarly edition, Jeremy Withers provides an illuminating introduction to Wells's lively comedy."--Professor Patrick Parrinder, President, H. G. Wells Society ***"Wells's engaging comic novel becomes even more enjoyable in this welcome new edition of The Wheels of Chance. Jeremy Withers' scholarly introduction and notes set the novel thoughtfully into the context of the author's life and times, with particular reference to the 'bicycle boom' of the 1890s, presenting readers with a host of insights that are bound to enhance appreciation of the book."--Michael Sherborne, author of the biography H. G. Wells: Another Kind of Life [Subject: Fiction, Literary Criticism, H.G. Wells, Victorian Studies, Gender Studies]

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