Tono-Bungay

H. G. WELLS (1866 - 1946)

Tono-Bungay is a realist semi-autobiographical novel. It is narrated by George Ponderevo, a science student who is drafted in to help with the promotion of Tono-Bungay, a harmful stimulant disguised as a miraculous cure-all, the creation of his uncle Edward. The quack remedy Tono-Bungay seems to have been based upon the patent medicines Carter's Little Liver Pills and Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People.... As the tonic prospers, George experiences a swift rise in social status, elevating him to riches and opportunities that he had never imagined, nor indeed desired. The novel displays Edward's social climbing satirically, and also George's discomfort at rising in social class. The hero's personal life is narrated with unusual frankness for an Edwardian novel.... The empire eventually overextends itself and then collapses. George tries unsuccessfully to save his uncle and eventually ends up designing battleships for the highest bidder. (Summary from Wikipedia)

Genre(s): General Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Bk First, Ch First, Parts 1-3 Delmar H Dolbier
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Play 02 Bk First, Ch First, Parts 4-6 Delmar H Dolbier
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Play 03 Bk First, Ch First, Parts 7-9 William Tomcho
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Play 04 Bk First, Ch Second, Parts 1-4 William Tomcho
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Play 05 Bk First, Ch Second, Parts 5-8 William Tomcho
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Play 06 Bk First, Ch Third, Parts 1-3 William Tomcho
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Play 07 Bk First, Ch Third, Parts 4-7 William Tomcho
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Play 08 Bk Second, Ch First, Parts 1-3 William Tomcho
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Play 09 Bk Second, Ch First, Parts 4-6 William Tomcho
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Play 10 Bk Second, Ch Second, Parts 1-3 Jules Hawryluk
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Play 11 Bk Second, Ch Second, Parts 4-6 Jules Hawryluk
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Play 12 Bk Second, Ch Third, Parts 1-2 William Tomcho
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Play 13 Bk Second, Ch Fourth, Parts 1-3 William Tomcho
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Play 14 Bk Second, Ch Fourth, Parts 4-6 William Tomcho
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Play 15 Bk Second, Ch Fourth, Parts 7-9 William Tomcho
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Play 16 Bk Second, Ch Fourth, Parts 10-11 William Tomcho
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Play 17 Bk Third, Ch First, Parts 1-3 William Tomcho
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Play 18 Bk Third, Ch First, Parts 4-6 William Tomcho
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Play 19 Bk Third, Ch Second, Parts 1-3 William Tomcho
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Play 20 Bk Third, Ch Second, Parts 4-6 William Tomcho
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Play 21 Bk Third, Ch Second, Parts 7-10 William Tomcho
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Play 22 Bk Third, Ch Third, parts 1-3 William Tomcho
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Play 23 Bk Third, Ch Third, Parts 4-7 William Tomcho
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Play 24 Bk Third, Ch Fourth, Parts 1-3 William Tomcho
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Play 25 Bk Third, Ch Fourth, Parts 4-7 William Tomcho
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Play 26 Bk Fourth, Ch First, Parts 1-3 William Tomcho
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Play 27 Bk Fourth, Ch First, Parts 4-6 William Tomcho
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Play 28 Bk Fourth, Ch First, Parts 7-9 William Tomcho
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Play 29 Bk Fourth, Ch Second, Parts 1-4 William Tomcho
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Play 30 Bk Fourth, Ch Third, Parts 1-4 William Tomcho
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