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History of Mr. Polly Wells (Everyman Paperback Classics)


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Publisher:Orion Publishing Group, Ltd., 1993



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Mr Polly is an ordinary middle-aged man who is tired of his wifes nagging and his dreary job as the owner of a regional gentlemans outfitters. Faced with the threat of bankruptcy, he concludes that the only way to escape his frustrating existence is by burning his shop to the ground, and killing himself. Unexpected events, however, conspire at the last moment to lead the bewildered Mr Polly to a bright new future  after he saves a life, fakes his death, and escapes to a life of heroism, hope and ultimate happiness.

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