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The Resource An African Millionaire

An African Millionaire

Label
An African Millionaire
Title
An African Millionaire
Statement of responsibility
Grant Allen ; with an introd. by Norman Donaldson
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Language
eng
Summary
An excellent addition to Penguin's crime classics: the tantalizing tale of Colonel Clay, literature's first gentleman rogue. Wealthy, confident and handsome, Sir Charles Van Drift spends his time jetting to exotic locales with his wife and in-laws. But on one fateful trip to the Riviera, Van Drift meets his match in Colonel Clay. Posing alternately as a seer, a curate, and a German professor, the master of disguise swindles Van Drift through three continents and poses a serious risk to his South African diamond fortune. Colonel Clay, the notorious con artist and thief, has triumphed. But who is this master of disguise, really? First serialized in The Strand in 1896, the adventures that comprise An African Millionaire are widely regarded as the first to feature a criminal protagonist and will be greeted enthusiastically by fans and scholars of classic crime fiction. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators
Summary
A collection of twelve tales involving a 'gentleman crook' devoted to repeatedly swindling a wealthy diamond magnate. These clever stories follow Colonel Clay as he swindles and steals, and is eventually captured and tried in court.
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012480
Cataloging source
HCO
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1848-1899
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Grant Allen
Dewey number
823.8
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Donaldson, Norman
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True
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Fiction / Crime
Target audience
adult
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episodes in the life of the illustrious Colonel Clay
Label
An African Millionaire
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Publication
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ODILO:034300003580
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781101574935
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
An African Millionaire
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300003580
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781101574935
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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