“After two hundred years, he knew, greater than ever, grown with the city to gigantic proportions, were poverty and helpless labour and all the sorrows of his time..”
— H. G. Wells, The Sleeper Awakes (1899)
The Sleeper Awakes is a dystopian science fiction novel about a man who sleeps for 203 years. He wakes up in a completely transformed London and discovers he has become the richest man in the world, and, as a result, the head of a hierarchical world government.
Originally serialised in 1899 under the title When the Sleeper Wakes, Wells later revised the novel which was then published in 1910 as The Sleeper Awakes.
The Sleeper Awakes will be part of our Science Fiction collection.