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TONO BUNGAY;MORAL INDIGNATION IS JEALOUSY WITH A HALO.

By: H. G. WELLS.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: [Place of publication not identified] : HORSE'S MOUTH. Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 1785435361; 9781785435362.Subject(s): Upper class -- England -- Fiction | Pharmacists -- England -- Fiction | Patent medicines -- Fiction | Humorous stories, English | Electronic books | Electronic books | Humorous stories, English | Patent medicines | Pharmacists | Upper class | EnglandGenre/Form: Fiction.DDC classification: 823.912 Online resources: Instantly available on hoopla. | Cover image Summary: One of the greatest of all satires of the power of advertising and the modern press. Presented as a miraculous cure-all, Tono-Bungay is in fact nothing other than a pleasant-tasting liquid with no positive effects. Nonetheless, when the young George Ponderevo is employed by his Uncle Edward to help market this ineffective medicine, he finds his life overwhelmed by its sudden success. Soon, the worthless substance is turned into a formidable fortune, as society becomes convinced of the merits of Tono-Bungay through a combination of skilled advertising and public credulity. As the newly rich George discovers, however, there is far more to class in England than merely the possession of wealth.
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One of the greatest of all satires of the power of advertising and the modern press. Presented as a miraculous cure-all, Tono-Bungay is in fact nothing other than a pleasant-tasting liquid with no positive effects. Nonetheless, when the young George Ponderevo is employed by his Uncle Edward to help market this ineffective medicine, he finds his life overwhelmed by its sudden success. Soon, the worthless substance is turned into a formidable fortune, as society becomes convinced of the merits of Tono-Bungay through a combination of skilled advertising and public credulity. As the newly rich George discovers, however, there is far more to class in England than merely the possession of wealth.

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