The Wheels of Chance: A Bicycling Idyll

The Wheels of Chance: A Bicycling Idyll

by H. G. Wells

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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.

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ISBN-13: 9781787360297
Publisher: Interactive Media
Publication date: 09/03/2019
Series: World Classics
Sold by: StreetLib SRL
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 1 MB

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


Normal School of Science, London, England

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The Wheels Of Chance - A Bicycling Idyll 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
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