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The Sleeper Awakes is H. G. Wells’s wildly imaginative story of London within the twenty-second century and the person who accidentally turns into proprietor and grasp of the world. In 1897 a Victorian gentleman falls right into a sleep from which he can’t be waked. During his two centuries of slumber he turns into the Sleeper, probably the most well-known and highly effective particular person on the planet. All property is bequeathed to the Sleeper to be administered by a Council on his behalf. The frequent individuals, more and more oppressed, view the Sleeper as a legendary liberator whose awakening will free them from distress.
The Sleeper awakes in 2100 to a futuristic London adorned with wondrous technological trappings but staggering underneath social injustice and escalating unrest. His awakening sends shock waves all through London, from the very best conferences of the Council to the employees laboring in factories within the bowels of town. Daring rescues and villainous treachery abound as employees and capitalists battle desperately for management of the Sleeper.