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John Marsh's Millions   By: (1865-1942)

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In Arthur Hornblow's captivating novel, he introduces readers to a thrilling world of mystery and intrigue in "John Marsh's Millions". Set against the backdrop of a lavish lifestyle in New York's high society during the early 20th century, the story takes readers on an exhilarating journey filled with unexpected twists and turns.

The novel centers around John Marsh, a generous and enigmatic millionaire who mysteriously disappears, leaving behind an immense fortune. As news of his disappearance spreads, it captivates the attention of both the wealthy elite and the struggling lower class, each with their own motivations and desires tied to John Marsh's millions.

Hornblow skillfully weaves together a complex web of characters, each linked to Marsh's fortune in unique ways. The characters' personalities and motivations are expertly fleshed out, making them feel real and relatable. Whether it's the cunning and ambitious socialite Mary Chester, or the humble and hardworking Henry Smith, their stories intertwine to create a multi-layered narrative that keeps readers hooked until the very end.

What sets this novel apart is its ability to seamlessly blend elements of mystery, romance, and social commentary. Hornblow offers insightful observations on the stark differences between the upper and lower classes, highlighting the struggles faced by those born into poverty while exploring the moral dilemmas faced by the rich and influential.

The pacing of the story is excellently executed, with each chapter leaving readers craving for more. Hornblow delicately balances suspenseful moments with heartfelt interactions and poignant revelations, ensuring that the reader's attention is constantly held. As the plot thickens, unexpected alliances are formed, betrayed, and reformed, ensuring that the reader remains enthralled until the very end.

Additionally, Hornblow's vivid descriptions transport readers back in time, allowing them to fully immerse themselves in the opulence and glamour of early 20th century New York. From grand mansions to extravagant parties, every scene is painted with meticulous detail, making the setting itself a character, and enhancing the overall reading experience.

Overall, "John Marsh's Millions" is a captivating and enthralling novel that combines elements of mystery, romance, and social commentary. Arthur Hornblow's masterful storytelling keeps readers on the edge of their seats, eagerly flipping each page in anticipation of the next revelation. This is a must-read for fans of historical fiction and those who enjoy a well-crafted, multi-faceted narrative.

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[Illustration: "ARE YOU AFRAID OF YOURSELF?" Frontispiece. Page 233 .]

JOHN MARSH'S MILLIONS

A NOVEL

By CHARLES KLEIN AND ARTHUR HORNBLOW

Authors of the Novel "The Lion and the Mouse," "The Third Degree," etc.

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ILLUSTRATIONS BY SAMUEL CAHAN

G. W. DILLINGHAM COMPANY PUBLISHERS NEW YORK

COPYRIGHT 1910, BY G. W. DILLINGHAM COMPANY

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE I 7 II 23 III 36 IV 50 V 63 VI 80 VII 95 VIII 112 IX 130 X 148 XI ... Continue reading book >>




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