First Edition. William Van Dresser dustjacket art. Kansas set novel of an ambitious business tycoon who "sets himself up to take what he wants from society with the complacent belief that he can take as much as he likes without impairing his powers or his personality". White's previous novel of which this title is advertised as thematically similar is listed in the James H. Berson Collection of Business Fiction. Basis for the 1920 black and white silent film directed by Allan Dwan and starring Anna Q. Nilsson and James Kirkwood. Near Fine, with bold lettered contemporary Kansas inscription at front free endpaper, in Very Good dustjacket, some nicking and wear to edges, tiny chip at mid-rear panel, few inch closed tear at top rear panel.