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Paperback When the Sleeper Wakes (Modern Library Classics) Book

ISBN: 0812970004

ISBN13: 9780812970005

When the Sleeper Wakes (Modern Library Classics)

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Graham, an 1890s radical pamphleteer who is eagerly awaiting the twentieth century and all the advances it will bring, is stricken with insomnia. Finally resorting to medication, he instantly falls into a deep sleep that lasts two hundred years. Upon waking in the twenty-second century to a strange and nightmarish place, he slowly discovers he is master of the world, revered by an adoring populace who consider him their leader. Terrified, he escapes...

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when the sleeper wakes

When the Sleeper Wakes was a pretty good book. It was a little boring in some spots though. This wasn't one of H.G. Wells' better stories. I reccomend others like the Invisible Man or The War of the Worlds or The Time Machine.

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