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A bid for fortune, or, Dr. Nikola's vendetta / Guy Boothby ; introduced by John Sutherland
Bib ID 1390107
Format BookBook
Author
Boothby, Guy, 1867-1905
 
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Description Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1996 
xx, 213 p. ; 20 cm. 
ISBN 0192832409
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Oxford popular fiction.

Summary

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.

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  • A Bid For Fortune.
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [xxii])

Subjects Occultism -- Fiction.
Form/genre Occult fiction
Other authors/contributors Boothby, Guy, 1867-1905. Dr. Nikola's vendetta
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Bid for fortune

Dr. Nikola's vendetta

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