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An African millionaire : episodes in the life of the illustrious Colonel Clay / Grant Allen ; introduction by Gary Hoppenstand.

By: Allen, Grant, 1848-1899.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Penguin Classics: Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2012Description: xxii, 182 p. ; 20 cm.ISBN: 9780143106579.Genre/Form: Mystery fiction.DDC classification: 823.8 Online resources: Cover image Summary: "A genre classic, Grant Allen's AN AFRICAN MILLIONAIRE is the perfect addition to our mini library of classic crime fiction. Wealthy, confident, and handsome, Charles Van Drift is not accustomed to being swindled and his brush with Colonel Clay both rattles and infuriates him. As his South African diamond fortune takes hit after hit from the quick-witted master of disguise, Allen leaves even the reader guessing: whom can you trust? Van Drift grows more suspicious of those around him and a few too many misguided accusations shake the millionaire's confidence. Colonel Clay is in his head. 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"-- Provided by publisher.
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"A genre classic, Grant Allen's AN AFRICAN MILLIONAIRE is the perfect addition to our mini library of classic crime fiction. Wealthy, confident, and handsome, Charles Van Drift is not accustomed to being swindled and his brush with Colonel Clay both rattles and infuriates him. As his South African diamond fortune takes hit after hit from the quick-witted master of disguise, Allen leaves even the reader guessing: whom can you trust? Van Drift grows more suspicious of those around him and a few too many misguided accusations shake the millionaire's confidence. Colonel Clay is in his head. 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"-- Provided by publisher.

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