A bid for fortune, or, Dr. Nikola's vendetta / Guy Boothby ; introduced by John Sutherland.

Author
Boothby, Guy, 1867-1905 [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, [1996], ©1996.
Description
213 pages ; 20 cm.

Details

Series
Oxford popular fiction. [More in this series]
Summary note
  • London, the decadent 1890s: a mysterious meeting is called in a private room of the sumptuous Imperial Hotel. The sinister Dr Nikola is presiding, but what masterpiece of crime is he planning? Meanwhile, in Sydney, Australia, a rugged young man rescues a girl from attack by ruffians. These two events are skilfully woven together in one of the classics of late Victorian crime fiction.
  • Before his tragically early death, Boothby lived his life equally in the Northern and Southern hemispheres, and in this novel he creates a narrative that moves breathtakingly from the West and East Ends of London to a thrilling climax in the South Seas via Egypt and Australia.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. [xxi-xxii]).
ISBN
0192832409
OCLC
36103814
RCP
C - S
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