The History of Mr Polly

The History of Mr Polly

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Mr Polly is an ordinary middle-aged man who is tired of his wife’s nagging and his dreary job as the owner of a regional gentleman’s 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,… (more)

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Language: English

Published in: 1910

Word count: 68,090 words (≈ about 5 hours)

Source: http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/7308

Copyright: This work is available for countries where copyright is Life+50 or in the USA (published before 1923).


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