Item #25274 The House of Deceit. ANONYMOUS.

The House of Deceit. New York: Henry Holt and Co., 1914.

First Edition. "The romance and adventures of a modern demogog. Maurice Sangster comes to London to set the Thames on fire. The lining up of the forces of radicalism and conservatism in both politics and religion; the increasing pressure of Labor upon Church and State; and the drift of Protestantism towards Catholicism, and the easing of Catholicism toward Modernism, especially in America." Found in an early bibliography of Jewish Life in the Fiction of America and England, which states: "The anonymous author is at his worst when he essays to become humorous. His most ambitious flight in this direction is the creation of Mr. Girshel, the radical manager, who is endowed with all the follies and vices and sordidness of the traditional stage Jew of former years". Very scarce. Near Fine in Very Good soiled dustjacket.

Price: $300.00

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