The Sleeper Awakes

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The Sleeper Awakes  (1921) 
by H. G. Wells

The Sleeper Awakes is a dystopian novel by H. G. Wells about a man who sleeps for two hundred and three years, waking up in a completely transformed London, where, because of compound interest on his bank accounts, he has become the richest man in the world. The main character awakes to see his dreams realized, and the future revealed to him in all its horrors and malformities.

The novel was originally serialized in The Graphic from 1898 to 1903, titled When the Sleeper Wakes and illustrated by H. Lanos. Dissatisfied with its original form, Wells rewrote it in 1910.Excerpted from The Sleeper Awakes on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

This edition includes a Preface written by Wells and dated 1921, but the text is otherwise presumed to follow the revised edition of 1910.

THE SLEEPER AWAKES

Mr WELLS has also written the following novels:

Love and Mr Lewisham.

Kipps
Mr Polly.
The Wheels of Chance.
The New Machiavelli.
Ann Veronica.
Tono-Bungay.

The Research Magnificent.
The Secret Places of the Heart.

Marriage.
Bealby.
The Wife of Sir Isaac Harman.
Mr Britling Sees It Through.
The Soul of a Bishop.
John and Peter.

The Undying Fire.

The following fantastic and imaginative romances:

The War of the Worlds.

The Time Machine.
The Wonderful Visit.
The Island of Dr Moreau.

The Sea Lady.
When the Sleeper Wakes.

The Food of the Gods.
The War in the Air.
In the Days of the Comet.

The World Set Free.

The Invisible Man.

Numerous short stories collected under the following titles:

The Country of the Blind.

Tales of Space and Time.

Tales of Life and Adventure.
The Stolen Bacillus.

The Plattner Story.

Tales of the Unexpected.

Twelve Stories and a dream.

A series of books on social, religious, and political questions:

Anticipations (1900).

Mankind in the Making.
First and Last Things.
New Worlds for Old.

A Modern Utopia.
The Future in America.

God the Invisible King.
The Outline of History.
Washington and the Hope of

Peace.

The Salvaging of Civilisation.

And two little books about children's play, called:
Floor Games and Little Wars.

We are all things that make and pass, striving upon a hidden mission, out to the open sea.

The Sleeper Awakes - H. G. Wells

Printed in Great Britain.

CONTENTS

Preface not included in original ToC 5
CHAP. PAGE
I. INSOMNIA 9
II. THE TRANCE 18
III. THE AWAKENING 25
IV. THE SOUND OF THE TUMULT 30
V. MOVING WAYS 44
VI. THE HALL OF ATLAS 49
VII. IN THE SILENT ROOMS 59
VIII. THE ROOF SPACES 71
IX. THE PEOPLE MARCH 85
X. THE BATTLE OF THE DARKNESS 92
XI. THE OLD MAN WHO KNEW EVERYTHING 105
XII. OSTROG 118
XIII. THE END OF THE OLD RULER 134
XIV. FROM THE CROW'S NEST 139
XV. PROMINENT PEOPLE 146
XVI. THE MONOPLANE 158
XVII. THREE DAYS 169
XVIII. GRAHAM REMEMBERS 175
XIX. OSTROG'S POINT OF VIEW 185
XX. IN THE CITY WAYS 193
XXI. THE UNDER SIDE 215
XXII. THE STRUGGLE IN THE COUNCIL HOUSE 223
XXIII. GRAHAM SPEAKS HIS WORD 236
XXIV. WHILE THE AEROPLANES WERE COMING 241
XXV. THE COMING OF THE AEROPLANES 247

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1926.


The author died in 1946, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.