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Kipps by H.G. Wells

Kipps by H.G. Wells

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This wonderful comedy about orphan and innocent Arthur Kipps was the means by which Wells satirized what he saw as a gross stupidity and blight upon English society; the pretensions of and obsession with class. Humble drapers’ assistant Arthur unexpectedly inherits his grandfathers fortune and is instantly propelled into a higher social strata with the subsequent problems of attaining the required behaviour of a ‘gentleman.’ Wells gets much comic mileage from Arthurs desperate attempts to win the approval of his ‘betters’ and the hand of his Goddess, the ambitious, would be London Bohemian Helen, but there is pathos in his inevitable fall from grace and reunion with Ann, his childhood sweetheart. Wells, the revolutionary, makes some serious political comment and with great foresight predicts the worlds’ citizens as ‘one body’ in the words of the jaundiced socialist Masterman. A joyous thought provoking tale with an ingenious twist in the final moments.

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It’s one of my favourite books
"I now have enough listening to keep me entertained through the long winter nights. I write also to congratulate you on your wonderful reading of the Forsyte Saga. It’s one of my favourite books and you have beautifully captured the wonderful mixture of gravitas and dry wit."
Mar 12 2012, 12:06 PM
by Lesley Jack
a wonderful reader
"You're a wonderful reader and I really enjoy your recordings. Your work has been particularly useful to me in introducing my 12-year-old daughter to classic literature."
Mar 12 2012, 12:05 PM
by Paul Greif
I’ll be saving up for more books.
"Just want to thank you for your wonderful ‘Kipps’, the first of your books I’ve purchased. I’m an audio book addict – wander round being a domestic goddess attached to my headphones when not busy being an accountant. Your reading is of a far higher standard than that of many readers with the larger concerns. I also admire your enterprise – I know how hard it is to be a ‘one man band’ – I know, very politically incorrect! I’m not a high-charging accountant so I’ll be saving up for more books. Long may you continue."
Mar 12 2012, 12:04 PM
by Ann Buglass

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