New York: George H. Doran Company, 1927.
First American edition. 1 vols. 8vo. Light-hearted novel in a very scarce dust jacket. Cloth. Fine in a Very Good dust jacket Item #312118
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 the director of propaganda for France at the Ministry of Information during World War I. He later declined a knighthood for his service during the war.
Oddly light-hearted for Bennett, The Vanguard is a story of rivalry between the very rich, in which Mr. Sutherland is kidnapped on a competitor's luxury yacht.