The Sleeper Awakes (1910) is a revised edition of the original, When the Sleeper Awakens (1899). It is a fantastic Dystopian tale about a man who slept for two hundred and three years and awakens to discover that the income in his bank accounts has compounded, making him the richest man in the world. Graham, the protagonist, is a fanatical socialist and finds that though his dreams have been realized, they resulted in a horrible litany of unintended consequences.
Chapter IV: The Sound of the Tumult
Chapter VII: In the Silent Rooms
Chapter X: The Battle of the Darkness
Chapter XI: The Old Man Who Knew Everything
Chapter XIII: The End of the Old Ruler
Chapter XIV: From the Crow's Nest
Chapter XVIII: Graham Remembers
Chapter XIX: Ostrog's Point of View
Chapter XXII: The Struggle in the Council House
Chapter XXIII: While the Aeroplanes Were Coming
Chapter XIV: The Coming of the Aeroplanes
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