London: Methuen & Co, 1922.
First edition. 8vo. An ordinary man become suddenly rich. Original publisher's cloth, very good. Bumped corners, gilt spine, embossed front cover Item #312115
Arnold Bennett (1867-1931) began writing full-time in 1900 after publishing his first novel, A Man from the north, in 1898. He is best known today for The Old Wives' Tale, published in 1908.
Bennett served as director of propaganda for France at the Ministry of Information during World War I. He later declined a knighthood for his service.
This commentary of manners describes the fortunes and behavior of an man who suddenly becomes wealthy in the early twentieth century and the corrosive effects of money.