The Loot of Cities Being the Adventures of a Millionaire in Search of Joy. A Fantasia.
Philadelphia, PA: Oswald Train: Publisher, 1972. 1st American Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. Illustrated by William Dixon. Cover Art; This book is in Fine condition and has a Near Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has two tiny edge nick / tears to the top edge. There is a hint of beginning toning to the edges of the dust jacket as well. "The Loot of Cities is the only volume of detective short stories by the great English author, Arnold Bennett. He did write several other stories of this type, but they were scattered through several other short story collections. First published in Windsor Magazine in 1903, these stories were later gathered into a slim little volume in England. This present edition marks their first appearance in the United States." Included are the short stories: The Fire of London, A Comedy on the Gold Coast, A Bracelet at Bruges, A Solution of the Algiers Mystery, In the Capital of the Sahara, and, Lo! 'Twas a Gala Night! . "In 1889 Bennett won a literary competition run by the magazine Tit-Bits and was encouraged to take up journalism full-time. In 1894 he became assistant editor of the magazine Woman. He noticed that the material offered by a syndicate to the magazine was not very good, so he wrote a serial that was bought by the syndicate for 75 pounds (equivalent to £10,000 in 2015). He then wrote another. This became The Grand Babylon Hotel. Just over four years later his novel A Man from the North was published to critical acclaim and he became editor of the magazine. In 1900 Bennett gave up the editorship of Woman and dedicated himself to writing full-time. However, he continued to write for newspapers and magazines while finding success in his career as a novelist. In 1926, at the suggestion of Lord Beaverbrook, he began writing an influential weekly article on books for the London newspaper the Evening Standard. One of Bennett's most popular non-fiction works was the self-help book How to Live on 24 Hours a Day. His diaries have yet to be published in full, but extracts from them have often been quoted in the British press. ". Fine in Near Fine dust jacket .
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