A Bid For Fortune

A Bid For Fortune

by Guy Boothby
     
 

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Guy Boothby was a 19th century Australian writer and In 1890 Boothby wrote the libretto for the comic opera, Sylvia. In 1894 he published On the Wallaby or Through the East and Across Australia, an account of the trip he and his brother took across Australia from Cooktown to Adelaide. Boothby moved to England in 1894. He wrote over 50 books during a decade. Boothby

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Guy Boothby was a 19th century Australian writer and In 1890 Boothby wrote the libretto for the comic opera, Sylvia. In 1894 he published On the Wallaby or Through the East and Across Australia, an account of the trip he and his brother took across Australia from Cooktown to Adelaide. Boothby moved to England in 1894. He wrote over 50 books during a decade. Boothby wrote a series of five novels about Doctor Nikola, an occultist anti-hero seeking immortality and world domination. These books include A Bid for Fortune: or, Dr Nikola's Vendetta (1895) (AKA Enter, Dr Nikola), Dr Nikola (1896) also as Dr. Nikola Returns, The Lust of Hate (1898), Dr Nikola's Experiment (1899), and "Farewell, Nikola" (1901). Dr Nikola is a dark brooding intellectual obsessed with finding the path to eternal life. Audiences fear Dr Nikola and at the same time are fascinated by him.

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London Times
Mr. Boothby never allows the interest of their doings to drop from first page to last; and he tells his tale in a pleasant, brisk fashion that carries the reader along, and is as convincing a vehicle as could be chosen for the relation of strange adventures such as befell the hero and his friends.
Manchest Courier
It is impossible to give any idea of the verve with which the story is told. The most original novel of the year!"--The Manchester Courier.
Manchest, England - Times Times
It is impossible to give any idea of the verve with which the story is told. The most original novel of the year!"--The Manchester Courier.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781438535258
Publisher:
Standard Publications, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/04/2010
Pages:
218
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.46(d)

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