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Tono Bungay (E–pub/E–book) ✓ H.G. Wells


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  • Tono Bungay
  • H.G. Wells
  • English
  • 15 September 2020
  • 9780141441115

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    Tono Bungay (E–pub/E–book) ✓ H.G. Wells ‘Tono Bungay’ is a story of the English class system social s and social climbing More specifically it is a story of capitalism the advertising industry and the generation of income creation of wealth based on the sale and promotion of pointless ineffective products that the buying public never knew they

  2. says: Tono Bungay (E–pub/E–book) ✓ H.G. Wells H.G. Wells ê 8 Summary Read Tono Bungay

    Tono Bungay (E–pub/E–book) ✓ H.G. Wells I have read a number of HG Wells's early sci fi novels This is the first time I have read one of his other novels and I am surprised to see that it is by far his best work Tono Bungay is a bildungsroman about growi

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    Tono Bungay (E–pub/E–book) ✓ H.G. Wells This is Wells writing stylistically like Dickens in a mode of novel writing that aims at the nineteenth century version of social justice even though it was published at the end of the first decade of the twentieth centuryToday he is mainly remembered for his science fiction Tono Bungay is an unusual work in that it straddles two of these genres it is both science fiction and social commentary The novel follow

  4. says: Read Tono Bungay Tono Bungay (E–pub/E–book) ✓ H.G. Wells H.G. Wells ê 8 Summary

    Tono Bungay (E–pub/E–book) ✓ H.G. Wells Tono Bungay is a novel written by H G Wells and published in 1909 It has been called arguably his most artistic book As for Wells himself he considered Tono Bungay as the finest and most finished novel upon the accepted lines that he had written or was ever likely to write While reading the novel I also read a biography of Wells a

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    Free download É eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ê H.G. Wells H.G. Wells ê 8 Summary Tono Bungay (E–pub/E–book) ✓ H.G. Wells This is my first Wells I was a bit turned off by the description which suggests most of the plot revolves around the development of a uack medicine the strangely named Tono Bungay That's a chunk of it but there are other chunks; it's also a very well done Bildungsroman in which the protagonist and first person narrator George grows up as the son of the housekeeper of an enormous country house acutely conscious of his lower class status o

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    Read Tono Bungay Tono Bungay (E–pub/E–book) ✓ H.G. Wells H.G. Wells ê 8 Summary At times I almost really liked this book for its criticism of consumer capitalism for a book published in 1909 T B feels ahe

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    Free download É eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ê H.G. Wells Tono Bungay (E–pub/E–book) ✓ H.G. Wells Maybe the best HG Wells' incursion outside his mother ship of science fiction Tono Bungay is the tale of a useless and addictive medicine embe

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    H.G. Wells ê 8 Summary Free download É eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ê H.G. Wells Read Tono Bungay I'd first heard of TONO BUNGAY when recently reading a biography of F Scott Fitzgerald Apparently this book by HG Wells was one of his favorite books HG Wells you mean THE WAR OF THE WORLDS and THE TIME MACHINE HG Wells? Yes that's the one While I enjoy much of Wells' writing I had a difficult time conceiving his creating a tale that would be one of Fitzgerald's favorites Well TONO BUNGAY is very different from what I would imagine from th

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    Read Tono Bungay Tono Bungay (E–pub/E–book) ✓ H.G. Wells H.G. Wells ê 8 Summary reviewsmetaphorosiscom 35 starsGeorge is expelled from the manor his mother serves in and bounces around until he lands with his uncle a chemist He departs again but returns once his uncle develops a successful line of snake oil Despite his ualms George a talented engineer helps out with sales and development and their fortunes growI first read this many years and liked it though I also misremembered it as having something to do with a p

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    Tono Bungay (E–pub/E–book) ✓ H.G. Wells only halfway through this one but am loving it once again a white male british protagonist must read women writers soon but the protagonistauthor is incredible with writing descriptive detail a great social commentary on class system

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Summary Tono Bungay ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF H.G. Wells ê 8 Summary Presented as a miraculous cure all Tono Bungay is in fact nothing other than a pleasant tasting liuid with no positive effects Nonetheless when the young George Ponderevo is employed by his uncle Edward to help market this ineffective medicine. Tono Bungay is a story of the English class system social s and social climbing More specifically it is a story of capitalism the advertising industry and the generation of income creation of wealth based on the sale and promotion of pointless ineffective products that the buying public never knew they needed until they were actually told that they apparently did The novel explores the moral dilemmas intrinsic to this process and looks at the very thin line between advertising creative marketing and fraudIt is against this backdrop that Tono Bungay follows the emotional life and development of main protagonist George Ponderevo his various relationships and their associated challenges It looks at George s disillusionment with religion and the moral uestions thrown up by the business opportunities offered to him throughout Along with his entertaining aeronautical adventures and endeavours the parts of Tono Bungay concentrating on George s relationships are for me the most convincing and compelling parts of the novelWhere Tono Bungay works less well is as political social satire an attempt that for me isn t uite as successful as perhaps it could be The metaphors here eg village estate London voyage down the Thames as microcosms of society life etc are either too obvious blunt or just don t work as well as they should do Where the novel is successful is as a critiue and deconstruction of capitalism and the free market economy Tono Bungay looks at the deceptions of the advertising industry the wealth conseuently generated and the discomfort of George Ponderevo with that underlying premise Wells looks at society as seemingly built almost entirely on this basis and the resultant disparities and ineualities in wealth To some extent it is here where the novel is most revealing enlightening and thought provokingWhilst it is appreciated that for example The History of Mr Polly and Kipps The Story of a Simple Sole are entertainment less serious and satirical in nature than Tono Bungay it just doesn t work as well as either of those two novels likewise with Wells classic science fiction novels Tono Bungay doesn t engage compel or convince in the same way and doesn t have the same sense of authenticityUndoubtedly there are some powerful messages contained here in Tono Bungay seemingly none of this is real this presumably being a society being run on a capitalist wealth based system with all its intrinsic ineualities and that in life we should be looking for truth the heart of life and what Wells character refers to as reality science Wells talks in this novel of the voyage of life and about becoming trapped and restrained in life by the meaningless distractions contrived processes relationships falsehoods false premises with the deceptions inherent in a society based on capitalist free market economy but isn t ultimately clear on what the answer or alternative would be Tono Bungay has been referred to as Wells most artistic novel which indeed it may well be But for me despite some excellent sections and passages in this novel it is ultimately somehow less than the sum of its parts

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Summary Tono Bungay ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF H.G. Wells ê 8 Summary He finds his life overwhelmed by its sudden success Soon the worthless substance is turned into a formidable fortune as society becomes convinced of the merits of Tono Bungay through a combination of skilled advertising and public credulity Inc. This is my first Wells I was a bit turned off by the description which suggests most of the plot revolves around the development of a uack medicine the strangely named Tono Bungay That s a chunk of it but there are other chunks it s also a very well done Bildungsroman in which the protagonist and first person narrator George grows up as the son of the housekeeper of an enormous country house acutely conscious of his lower class status observing the banal conversations among the aristocrats sneaking into the large library to read books as Wells did himself when his mother was housekeeper at Upparkand falling in love three times twice to the same person George s relationships with women are interesting and he is introspective to a point He knows what he wants in a woman but he has no idea of what s good for him or what will work He realizes with insight what he gets from Beatrice his first and last love the daughter of a viscount an audienceI began to live for the effect I imagined I made upon her to make that very soon the principal value in my life I played to her I did things for the look of them I began to dream and of beautiful situations and fine poses and groupings with her and for her It certainly robbed my work of high patience and uality I cut down the toil of research in my eagerness and her eagerness for fine flourishes in the air flights that would tellAnd it robbed me too of any fine perception of absurdity Wells s teenage drapery apprenticeship comes in handy as George describes all the hideous ways fabrics are employed in various lower middle class and parvenu Victorian drawing rooms and salonsPlopped into the story of the Tono Bungay business and George and his uncle and aunt s resulting upward mobility is a strange side trip to an island off the coast of West Africa where George has been persuaded by a shadowy figure who can t make the trip himself to invest in a cargo of uap lying on the beach No one aboard is happy about loading up the uap which becomes understandable when it turns out to be radioactive and it sinks the ship Before this happens George surprises a native in the forest and kills him This episode feels like something out of H Rider Haggard The Guardian thinks this is a comedy I would classify it as something slightly earnest although it certainly has its comic momentsShe walked across to the piano took a pile of music from the cabinet near surveyed Lady Osprey s back and with a gesture to me dropped it all deliberately on to the floorMust talk she said kneeling close to me as I helped her to pick it up Turn my pages At the pianoI can t read musicTurn my pagesPresently we were at the piano and Beatrice was playing with noisy inaccuracy At the back of the house is a garden a door in the wall on the lane UnderstandI turned over the pages without any effect on her playing I can t play tonight she said standing up and meeting my eyes I wanted to give you a parting voluntaryWas that Wagner Beatrice asked Lady Osprey looking up from her cards It sounded very confused The cover art is John Singer Sargent s 1898 portrait of Asher Wertheimer an art dealer who was Sargent s good friend He also painted eleven other portraits of the Wertheimer family At first you might think this man represents the protagonist George or his uncle Edward Instead he seems to represent some of the extremely rich Jewish parvenus mentioned in the novel for example the Sir Reuben Lichtenstein who rents the fictional Bladesover House which is based on Uppark in the photo above after its owner Lady Drew dies There are various small anti Semitic bits scattered throughout as when George s Aunt Susan critiues some of the Oriental ladies she has socialized with and George remembers wandering one day in London finding a shabbily bright foreign uarter shops displaying Hebrew placards and weird unfamiliar commodities and a concourse of bright eyed eagle nosed people talking some incomprehensible gibberish between the shops and the barrows And soon I became uite familiar with the devious vicious dirtily pleasant exoticism of Soho Men like Sir Reuben were not so much a new British gentry as pseudomorphous after the gentry They are a very clever people the Jews but not clever enough to suppress their cleverness There s also a sailor who refers to a Roumanian Jew as a Dago The portrait must have been chosen by this edition s editor who specializes in literary representations of JewsFinally a little side hobby I have when reading the classics is documenting the uses of nigger There are two here Uncle Edward Ponderevo the creator of Tono Bungay asks George to help him in the company Come in and stiffen these niggers Teach them that wo oo oo oo osh These company workers he s referring to are mostly likely white as there weren t many nonwhites in England at the time And after George has spent weeks supervising the loading of uap on Mordet Island I understand now the heart of the sweater of the harsh employer of the nigger driver

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Summary Tono Bungay ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF H.G. Wells ê 8 Summary Ludes a newly established text a full biographical essay on Wells a list of further reading and detailed notes Edward Mendelson's introduction explores the many ways in which Tono Bungay satirizes the fictions and delusions that shape modern li. I d first heard of TONO BUNGAY when recently reading a biography of F Scott Fitzgerald Apparently this book by HG Wells was one of his favorite books HG Wells you mean THE WAR OF THE WORLDS and THE TIME MACHINE HG Wells Yes that s the one While I enjoy much of Wells writing I had a difficult time conceiving his creating a tale that would be one of Fitzgerald s favorites Well TONO BUNGAY is very different from what I would imagine from the pen of the distinguished English author and it had a great many elements that would have appealed to Fitzgerald It has distant attractive women who are difficult for men to fathom a world in which money opens doors as long as it flows and the glamor of adventure for anyone willing to pursue it The central story revolves around the creation of a uack revitalizing medicine that takes the country by storm and keeps growing as sideline projects are intermixed The main character repeatedly uestions the ethics of making and selling something that can t deliver what was advertized but is consoled that if people are buying it it must be doing something good Although there are many satirical moments I had the sense that the writer was steeped in this literary realm he created For instance the class system is skewered but it is no longer eternally closed to anyone not born with a golden spoon Indeed when anyone acuires enough money they can roam in virtually any class circle Yes England was changing There were three general themes that greatly influenced the actions of the various characters First men by their very nature need an audience Their accomplishments their dreams and their failed attempts are all done with the expectation that someone important to them will notice Women are uncertain about their emotions versus what is proper to do However they also have the wisdom that men lack When allowed they can be the guides that add substance to the wild flights of fancy from men Finally over all of Life is a very real sense of Fatalism People may strive and endeavor all they wish Whether or not they will be successful has already been determined If actions head in a different direction from what is meant to be the perpetrator will run into a blockade These themes while ably presented were not a strong draw for me TONO BUNGAY the name of the revitalizing medicine is a long book with many rewards scattered throughout There are also times that the story will dwell extensively on details As I d mentioned some of this had to be very personal for the writer My biggest complaint was the tendency to tell the Reader what was going to happen and what the result would be BEFORE entering into the narrative There would be statements similar to I then entered into this enterprise which would eventually result in my failure and then the story of that particular enterprise is told in great detail All the while the Reader knows the final result but not specifically what happened to cause the failure That happens multiple times in the course of the book I cannot give it a strong recommendation There are many worthwhile elements and concepts However I cannot see myself reading this one again