Viewing Entry - The history of Mr Polly (E12465) by Wells, H. G.
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The history of Mr Polly
Author / Responsible party
Wells, H. G.
Domestic fiction. Middle age -- Fiction. Utopias -- Fiction.
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Mr. Polly is an ordinary middle-aged man who is tired of his wife's nagging and his dreary job as a gentleman's outfitter in a small town. Faced with the threat of bankruptcy, he concludes that the only way to escape his frustrating existence is by burning his shop to the ground and killing himself. Unexpected events, however, conspire at the last moment to lead the bewildered Mr. Polly to a bright new future--after he saves a life, fakes his own death, and escapes to a world of heroism, hope, and ultimate happiness.