When the Sleeper Wakes (Paperback)
The story line is time-worn: a young man - 30-years old - falls into a trance in Victorian England. He awakes two-hundred-three years later and discovers that he owns half the world through the miracle of compound interest on his investments. He is known as "The Sleeper," and is worshiped as a saviour by the masses. Graham, the Sleeper, meets the man who has been ruling the world in his name for many years - Ostrog. Turns out that Ostrog is just another power hungry man fronting for the Sleeper while aggrandizing himself.
About the Author
Herbert George "H. G." Wells (21 September 1866 - 13 August 1946) was an English writer. He was prolific in many genres, including the novel, history, politics, social commentary, and textbooks and rules for war games. Wells is now best remembered for his science fiction novels and is called a "father of science fiction", along with Jules Verne and Hugo Gernsback. His most notable science fiction works include The Time Machine (1895), The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896), The Invisible Man (1897), and The War of the Worlds (1898). He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature four times.