This book is a member of the special collection Special Collection: The Works of E. Phillips Oppenheim (1866-1946)
|Title:||The Inevitable Millionaires|
|Publisher:||A. L. Burt Company|
|Tags:||adventure, fiction, finance|
Mr Steven and Mr. George Henry Underwood, sibling, bachelor middle aged merchants in the city of London have just been given a letter from their long deceased father. Regular habits, cautious living, and strict budgets have resulted in a net worth of one million pounds. In the letter from their father, they are enjoined to learn how to spend as well as that have learned how to save. The brothers abandon their cautious mode of existence, and take up residence in a suite at the Milan Hotel. With the help of their younger nephew, Harold, they make the acquaintance of showgirls, acquire a house in the country, and invest in numerous hare-brained schemes. Unfortunately, every venture turns out to their favor. They are unable to spend more money than they make. They embark on romance seeking to be sued for breach of promise. All to no avail. [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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