This book is a member of the special collection Special Collection: The Works of E. Phillips Oppenheim (1866-1946)
|Title:||The Golden Beast|
|Publisher:||Little, Brown and Company|
|Tags:||disappearance, England, fiction, mystery|
Israel, Lord Honerton, is a wealthy industrial chemist who lives in baronial splendor on his Norfolk estate. At a family dinner, his youngest son is called away by the gamekeeper, who whips him for having made love to the gamekeeper's daughter. He dies by accident but the gatekeeper is found guilty and hung due to the vengeful efforts of Lord Honerton. 30 years later, Honerton's descendants suffer a similar episode when the youngest son, Ernest, is also called away from the dinner table, and disappears. Despite the efforts of Scotland Yard's Inspector Rode, and his brilliant and beautiful sister Judith, Ernest cannot be found. [Suggest a different description.]
Author Bio for Oppenheim, E. Phillips
E. Phillips Oppenheim, in full Edward Phillips Oppenheim (born Oct. 22, 1866, London, Eng.—died Feb. 3, 1946, St. Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands, U.K.), internationally popular British author of novels and short stories dealing with international espionage and intrigue.
After leaving school at age 17 to help in his father's leather business, Oppenheim wrote in his spare time. His first novel, Expiation (1887), and subsequent thrillers caught the fancy of a wealthy New York businessman who bought out the leather business at the turn of the century and made Oppenheim a high-salaried director. He was thus freed to devote the major part of his time to writing. The novels, volumes of short stories, and plays that followed, totaling more than 150, were peopled with sophisticated heroes, adventurous spies, and dashing noblemen. Among his well-known works are The Long Arm of Mannister (1910), The Moving Finger (1911), and The Great Impersonation (1920).--Encyclopaedia Britannica.
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