Title: The Richest Man
Author: Edward Shanks
Description: First American Edition, June 1924. Gray-blue cloth boards stamped in red blue and red; Borzoi logo stamped on rear board. Bit of fading at board edges; dark spot on spine. Bookseller label on front paste-down, else interior generally clean. Dust jacket has significant chip along bottom edge of rear panel; small chips at head and tail of spine; front flap clipped. DJ in clear archival sleeve. 294 pp. 7.75 x 5.5 inches.
A story of Europe, where an ultra-millionaire can affect the fate of nations. Can Mr. Williams avert a second world war by preventing the re-establishment of the German monarchy? "A swift, eager, enthralling melodrama spiced with the pungent flavours of blackmail, murder, and passionate romance."
Edward Shanks (1892-1953) was an English writer, known as a war poet of World War I, then as an academic and journalist, and literary critic and biographer. He also served as the assistant editor of the London Mercury and was the first recipient of the first Hawthornden Prize (1919) for "imaginative literature.
Condition: Very Good-
Jacket Condition: Good-
Publisher: Alfred A Knopf
Place: New York
Keywords: fiction, novel, Hawthornden Prize, wealth, Europe, world wars,
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