When the sleeper wakes
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When the sleeper wakes
By Herbert George Wells
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From the author of THE TIME MACHINE comes a different kind of futuristic adventure. Near the end of the nineteenth century, Graham falls into an ageless trance. He awakens at the dawn of the twenty-second century. A Council rules the world. They began simply as trustees of a large financial estate, but their snowballing wealth and power, over the course of two centuries, rendered government by the people impotent, irrelevant, and ultimately extinct. But who owns this wealth? Graham finds, to his shock, that he does. The men who first took responsibility for him in his trance left him their fortunes, and he is now the master of the world! But real power is only his if he can claim it. The Council controls the lives of the people, literally from cradle to grave. They keep the laboring classes trapped in an perpetual cycle of drudgery and dependence. They keep the upper classes satiated with entertainment and the Pleasure Cities. Not happy to have Graham conscious and potentially able to take this power into his own hands, the Council seeks to keep him isolated and ignorant. And a rebel group aims to capture him as a figurehead for their revolution, using the people's veneration of the Sleeper as a savior to seize the Council's power for their own. But when Graham, a democrat and liberal in his own time, learns the truth about the future world, he seeks to exercise his power for the people. To truly be master of the world, Graham must first master his fate-become a leader of people, and defeat those who would sooner kill them than see them free. Timeless as its protagonist, WHEN THE SLEEPER WAKES is a tale from a century ago about a century hence that enthralls today's reader with its odyssey of prophetic vision and gripping adventure.

Table of Contents
  • WHEN THE SLEEPER WAKES
  • CHAPTER I. INSOMNIA
  • CHAPTER II. THE TRANCE
  • CHAPTER III. THE AWAKENING
    • But Warming was wrong in that. An awakening came.
  • CHAPTER IV. THE SOUND OF A TUMULT
  • CHAPTER V. THE MOVING WAYS
  • CHAPTER VI. THE HALL OF THE ATLAS
  • CHAPTER VII. IN THE SILENT ROOMS
  • CHAPTER VIII. THE ROOF SPACES
  • CHAPTER IX. THE PEOPLE MARCH
  • CHAPTER X. THE BATTLE OF THE DARKNESS
  • CHAPTER XI. THE OLD MAN WHO KNEW EVERYTHING
    • He was startled by a cough close at hand.
  • CHAPTER XII. OSTROG
  • CHAPTER XIII. THE END OF THE OLD ORDER
  • CHAPTER XIV. FROM THE CROW'S NEST
  • CHAPTER XV. PROMINENT PEOPLE
  • CHAPTER XVI. THE AEROPHILE
  • CHAPTER XVII. THREE DAYS
  • CHAPTER XVIII. GRAHAM REMEMBERS
  • CHAPTER XIX. OSTROG'S POINT OF VIEW
  • CHAPTER XX. IN THE CITY WAYS
  • CHAPTER XXI. THE UNDER SIDE
  • CHAPTER XXII. THE STRUGGLE IN THE COUNCIL HOUSE
  • CHAPTER XXIII. WHILE THE AEROPLANES WERE COMING
  • CHAPTER XXIV. THE COMING OF THE AEROPLANES
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