A Bid for Fortune, or Dr.Nikola's Vendetta

A Bid for Fortune, or Dr.Nikola's Vendetta

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"A Bid For Fortune" (1895) establishes the arch-criminal Dr Nikola as a character to rival Doyle's Moriarty. London, in the decadent 1890s and a mysterious meeting is called in a private room of the sumptuous Imperial Hotel. The sinister Dr Nikola is presiding, but what masterpiece of crime is he planning? Meanwhile in Sydney, Australia, a rugged man rescues a girl from attack by ruffians. These two events are woven skilfully together in one of the classics of late-Victorian fiction. Before his tragically early death, Boothby lived his life equally in the Northern and Southern hemispheres, and in this novel he creates a narrative that moves from the West and East Ends of London to a climax in the South Seas via Egypt and Australia.show more

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  • Paperback | 235 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 18mm | 199.58g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 0192832409
  • 9780192832405

About Guy Boothby

John Sutherland is Lord Northcliffe Professor of Modern English Literature at University College, London. He is the author or editor of many works, including Is Heathcliffe a Murderer? and the Oxford Popular Fiction edition of Ouida's Under Two Flags.show more

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