This book is a member of the special collection Special Collection: The Works of E. Phillips Oppenheim (1866-1946)
|Title:||Jeremiah and the Princess|
|Publisher:||Hodder and Stoughton Limited|
Jeremiah Vavasour Strole meets the Princess Marya of Pletz at a weekend party in the Hamptons on Long Island. The year is 1933. Much of the world has been plunged into economic ruin by the stock market crash. Marya's country, Jakovia, is ruled by a playboy monarch who would rather spend his nights with courtesans in Paris, than pay attention to the starving people of his homeland. Michael Grogner, the chief of police and son of the Prime Minister, Nicholas Grogner, has followed the Princess to America to prevent her from seeking funds to overthrow her cousin, the King.
Jeremiah falls hard for the Princess, but she is fiercely devoted to her country and her people, and cannot conceive of a "morganatic" marriage to a commoner. Meanwhile, the stock market crash has brought about a dramatic change in the fortune of Jerry, who much give up much of his wealth to save the family banking institution. Several attempts are made to steal secret papers from the Princess.--Dharma. [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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