The Wheels of Chance: A Bicycling Idyll

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The Wheels of Chance: A Bicycling Idyll  (1895) 
by H. G. Wells

a novel first published in 1895; was written at the peak of what has been called the Golden Age of the bicycle—the years of 1890-1905 when practical, comfortable bicycles first became widely and cheaply available, and before the rise of the automobile (see History of the bicycle). In 1922 it was adapted into a silent film, The Wheels of Chance (film).

Illustrator: J. Ayton Symington

THE WHEELS OF CHANCE

THE WHEELS OF CHANCE


A BICYCLING IDYLL


BY


H. G. WELLS
Author of "The Time Machine," "The Wonderful Visit," etc.


WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY J. AYTON SYMINGTON




New York
THE MACMILLAN COMPANY
LONDON: MACMILLAN & CO., LTD.
1913

All rights reserved

The wheels of chance frontispiece

Frontispiece.

Copyright, 1896,

By THE MACMILLAN COMPANY.


Set up and electrotyped. Published October, 1896. Reprinted
September, 1897; May, 1906; March, 1913.
Special edition, in paper covers, June, 1905.

Norwood Press
J. S. Cashing & Co.—Berwick & Smith Co
Norwood, Mass., U.S.A.

To

MY DEAR MOTHER

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This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1926.


The author died in 1946, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.