An African Millionaire: Episodes in the Life of the Illustrious Colonel Cl ePub download
by Grant Allen
- ISBN: 0554115611
- ISBN13: 978-0554115610
- ePub: 1375 kb | FB2: 1334 kb
- Language: English
- Category: Literary
- Publisher: BiblioBazaar (January 15, 2007)
- Pages: 178
- Rating: 4.5/5
- Votes: 871
- Format: mbr txt lit lrf
First published in 1897. 1. The Episode of the Mexican Seer. My name is Seymour Wilbraham Wentworth
First published in 1897. 3. The Episode of the Old Master. My name is Seymour Wilbraham Wentworth. I am brother-in-law andsecretary to Sir Charles Vandrift, the South African millionaire andfamous financier. Many years ago, when Charlie Vandrift was a smalllawyer in Cape Town, I had the (qualified) good fortune to marry hissister.
I The episode of the mexican seer. We had run across to the Riviera for a few weeks in the season. I am brother-in-law and secretary to Sir Charles Vandrift, the South African millionaire and famous financier. Many years ago, when Charlie Vandrift was a small lawyer in Cape Town, I had the (qualified) good fortune to marry his sister. Our object being strictly rest and recreation from the arduous duties of financial combination, we did not think it necessary to take our wives out with us.
0 0 5 Author: Grant Allen. I'm sure he would gladly come and exhibit for nothing his miraculous faculties. An ironic, adventure tale He does not work for money Madame Picardet answered, but for the good of humanity. - Grant Allen, An African Millionaire: Episodes in the Life of the Illustrious Colonel Clay The story of an African millionaire that is burglarized many times. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions.
An African Millionaire book. Grant Allen's genius lies, not just in presenting a dazzling array of clever and original little plots, but in depicting Clay - a Raffles-like gentleman thief - as the most sympathetic person in the cast list. When his last caper fails and he is brought cruelly to justice amid the weeping of his women, there is a tone of genuine tragedy and moral question: who truly was the villain of the piece?
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A genre classic, Grant Allen's AN AFRICAN MILLIONAIRE is the perfect addition to our mini library of. .
A genre classic, Grant Allen's AN AFRICAN MILLIONAIRE is the perfect addition to our mini library of classic crime fiction. Gary Hoppenstand contributes an introduction discussing the reception of the work when it was first serialized in THE STRAND and the significance of Colonel Clay as the first recurring gentleman rogue"-.
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An African Millionaire: Episodes in the Life of the Illustrious Colonel Clay Paperback – 1 April 2017. by Grant Allen (Author).
Author Bio for Allen, Grant. Many histories of detective fiction mention Allen as an innovator. His gentleman rogue, the illustrious Colonel Clay, is seen as a forerunner to later characters. His first books dealt with scientific subjects, and include Physiological Æsthetics (1877) and Flowers and Their Pedigrees (1886). He was first influenced by associationist psychology as expounded by Alexander Bain and by Herbert Spencer, the latter often considered the most important individual in the transition from associationist psychology to Darwinian functionalism.
The Episode of the Arrest of the Colonel. 8. The Episode of the Seldon Gold Mine. 9. The Episode of the Japanned Dispatch Box. 10. The Episode of the Game of Poker. 11. The Episode of the Bertillon Method. 12. The Episode of the Old Bailey. I.