Mr. Hoopdriver, is a frustrated draper's assistant in Putney, a badly paid, grinding position and one which Wells briefly held; and yet he owns a bicycle and is setting out on a bicycling tour of the Southern Coast on his annual ten days' holiday. Hoopdriver survives his frustration by escaping in his imagination into a world of fantasy.
About the Author
Herbert George "H. G." Wells (21 September 1866 - 13 August 1946) was an English writer. He was prolific in many genres, including the novel, history, politics, social commentary, and textbooks and rules for war games. Wells is now best remembered for his science fiction novels and is called a "father of science fiction", along with Jules Verne and Hugo Gernsback. His most notable science fiction works include The Time Machine (1895), The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896), The Invisible Man (1897), and The War of the Worlds (1898). He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature four times.
Date of Birth:September 21, 1866
Date of Death:August 13, 1946
Place of Birth:Bromley, Kent, England
Place of Death:London, England
Education:Normal School of Science, London, England
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The Wheels Of Chance - A Bicycling Idyll based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
That is what I thought as I began this story. The conversations between the characters regarding the main characters Bicycle Tour is the same conversations I've had with modern Non Cyclists prior to my own adventures. I had to remind myself that this was written in a time when a bicycle was advanced technology. It was neat to see how people regarded these new machines just as they were beginning to change the world for ever.