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It all began as a simple assignment for magazine writer Max Rissler: he was to go to an opium den and write an article describing in detail what it was like. What could go wrong? Written in a surprisingly modern style back in 1906, this novel of mystery, love and politics is entertaining and instructive. The battle between management and labor has rarely been illustrated as well as in this book, and once you meet the "criminal" known as the Dumpling, who looks and acts just like Napoleon, you'll never see the question in black and white terms again. This was an important book a century ago, and it's just as relevant today.
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Coulson Kernahan (1858-1943) was an English novelist, born at Ilfracombe, Devonshire, and educated privately by his father and at St Albans School. He was associated with Frederick Locker-Lampson on a new edition of Lyra Elegantiarum, contributed to many periodicals, wrote humorous verse, and gained wide popularity for his fiction, some of which has been translated into French, German, Dutch, Hungarian, and Chinese. Among his books are: * A Dead Man's Diary (1890) * A Book of Strange Sins (1893) * The Child, the Wise Man, and the Devil (1896) * Scoundrels and Co. (1899) * A World without a Child (1905) * The Dumpling (1906) * The Duel (1906) * Between 1906 and 1914 he published these works: An Author in the Territorials (with foreword by Lord Roberts) The Red Peril Bedtime Stories The Bow-Wow Book.
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Book Description Ramble House, 2009. Paperback. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1605432040