A Guide to the Best Fiction in English

A Guide to the Best Fiction in English

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...the point of view of a Breton seaport (1870--1). An unscrupulous American steals the Crown jewels of France, and in the guise of a Communist leader plans a yet bigger coup. The imaginary narrator is a police-officer on his trial. 1.50, Harper, New York; 500., Burt, New York; 6s., Constable. The Reckoning. 1905 Fourth in the series that began with Cardigan and The Maid-at-Arms (the third part not yet published). The closing incidents of the War of Independence, its effect upon the great landed families in the northern part of New York State (1781), the doings of the Oneidas, etc. Washington figures, and most of the characters are real people. $1.50, Appleton, New York; 6s., Constable. The Fighting Chance. 1906 The love-story of a man touched with hereditary dipsomania and a Society girl--two of the few tolerable people in a crowd of fashionable New Yorkers. Describes with evident complacency the snobbishness and luxury, the vulgar, glittering smartness, and the pinchbeck sentimentality of these empty-headed time-killers. On the other hand, there is some exposure of the brutality of predatory finance, and the villainies of corrupt judges and blackmailing hangers-on. $1.50, Appleton; 6s., Constable. Chambers, Robert William (continued).--The Younger Set. 1907 Another fulsome panorama of life among " the rich and the great, the steel kings, and copper kings, and oil kings, and their heirs and dauphins," the smart set being contrasted with a healthier generation that seems to be growing up. A chivalrous young soldier, who divorced his wife out of sheer unselfishness, comes back to New York and has passages of reviving affection, but loves and marries an altogether finer type of girl. $1.50, Appleton, New York; 6s., Constable. Ailsa Paige....show more

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  • Paperback | 604 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 31mm | 1,061g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236650840
  • 9781236650849