The story of an apprentice chemist whose uncleâ€™s worthless medicine becomes a spectacular marketing success, Tono-Bungay earned H. G. Wells immediate acclaim when it appeared in 1909. It remains a sparkling chronicle of chicanery and human credulity, and is today regarded by many as Wellsâ€™s greatest novel. As Andrea Barrett observes in her Introduction, â€śThrough its detailed, often brilliant descriptions and powerful imagery, [Tono-Bungay] slyly satirizes British imperial policy as a whole. . . . The insights into class, money, advertising, public relations, and the power of the press still ring horrifyingly true.â€ťThis Modern Library Paperback Classic is set from the text of the original 1909 edition.