The story of a simple soul catapulated out of his station in life. Young Artie Kipps is desperate to escape a living death in the retail trade. Embarking on self-improvement, he allows first a lady, then an unexpected legacy, to turn his head - until, paradoxically, 'ruin' saves him. H.G. Wells pokes fun at a whole gallery of social pretention - from the savoir faire of high society, through the pomp and gravitas of playwrights and socialists, to middle class snobbery - in his witty portrait of a draper's assistant bent on acquiring refinement.

Product Overview
ISBN 9789380143491
Categories BX, Fiction, Literary Fiction, New
Author(s) H. G. Wells
Publisher Hachette
Pages 0
Format Paperback
Dimensions 14.0cm x 0.4cm x 20.0cm
Weight 0.297 kg