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An African Millionaire
     

An African Millionaire

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by Grant Allen
 

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Though Canadian author CHARLES GRANT BLAIRFINDIE ALLEN (1848-1899) published what is considered one of the first Canadian science fiction books, The British Barbarians, in 1895, he is best remembered today for his creation of Colonel Clay, "the first great thief of short mystery fiction."

This series of witty, ironic tales-the complete adventures of the gentleman

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Though Canadian author CHARLES GRANT BLAIRFINDIE ALLEN (1848-1899) published what is considered one of the first Canadian science fiction books, The British Barbarians, in 1895, he is best remembered today for his creation of Colonel Clay, "the first great thief of short mystery fiction."

This series of witty, ironic tales-the complete adventures of the gentleman rogue-are wonderfully entertaining in their own right, but in anticipating the work of the likes of Ellery Queen and Agatha Christie, they are also essential reading for anyone fascinated by the history of mystery fiction.

First published in 1897, this replica edition is complete with the charming original illustrations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781605203546
Publisher:
Cosimo
Publication date:
12/01/2008
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.73(d)

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About The Author
Canadian and British author Charles Grant Blairfindie Allen (1848-1899) wrote science and mystery books.
Allen was born near Kingston, Ontario and educated at home before his parents moved to the United States, then France and the UK.
He was educated at Merton College in Oxford, and studied in France, eventually becoming a professor at Queen's College in Jamaica. Allen died of cancer in England in 1899 before finishing Hilda Wade.
He dictated the final episode to his friend Sir Arthur Conan Doyle who is best known for creating detective Sherlock Holmes.

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An African Millionaire 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Entertaining series of adventures. Takes a while to get into the swing of Victorian writing style & had to look up English expressions from that time, but quite enjoyed it overall.