When the Sleeper Wakes - H.G. Wells

When the Sleeper Wakes

By H.G. Wells

  • Release Date: 1899-01-01
  • Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Score: 4
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The Sleeper Awakes is a dystopian novel about a man who sleeps for two hundred years, waking up in a completely transformed London, where, because of compound interest, he has become the richest man in the world. He has been the famous Sleeper for centuries. A fanatic socialist, the main character awakes to see his nightmares realized, and the future revealed to him in all its horrors and malformities. The people adore him, and their masters - the supervisors of his legacy who rule in his name - do not want him breathing.