From the Stacks – a few of our favorites – 1909: Tono-Bungay

In this social novel written toward the end of the Edwardian era, a British man from the lower class works with his uncle to advertise and sell “Tono-Bungay”—in reality, a useless medicine—to the masses. He and his family achieve great commercial success, but at what cost to their emotional and relational lives? H.G. Wells considered this work his “finest and most finished novel.”

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