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H. G. Wells

The Wheels of Chance

The Wheels of Chance

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    In this early humorous novel by the famous science fiction writer H.G. Wells, the reader follows the story of an unassuming drapery clerk, named Hoopdriver. Yearning to break free from the monotony of his mundane life, he sets out on a thrilling bicycle tour through the idyllic English countryside. Little does he know that this journey will be more than just a scenic ride; it will be a voyage of self-discovery and unexpected encounters.


    • Introduction by Jeremy Withers
    • B&W illustrations by J. Ayton Symington
    • Colour plates by Nikolay Fomin
    • Maps by Mike Hall

    Production details

    • Smyth-sewn, hardcover binding
    • Covered in book-cloth, printed and blocked with a design by the artist
    • Set in Ten Oldstyle
    • 288 pages
    • Printed offset on premium acid-free age-resistant cream-coloured paper
    • Size 6¼" × 9¼"
    • Printed endpapers
    • Editorial footnotes for archaic words and expressions
    • Editorial note on the pre-decimal British currency
    • Head/tail-bands and silk ribbon
    • Frontispiece and nine colour illustrations
    • 40 black-and-white illustrations reproduced from the first edition
    • Paper-covered slipcase
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