The Plutocrat explores the power of money

The Plutocrat is a very good novel, but one that I suspect modern readers will find as alien as Jane Austen. The book is about a young playwright, Laurence Ogle. Flying high on the success of his first play, he books passage for North Africa. The Plutocrat by Booth Tarkington 1927 bestseller #2. 543 pp. […]

A Modern Chronicle Is No Vanity Fair

Winston Churchill’s A Modern Chronicle starts off well, with Tom and Mary Leffingwell assuming charge of his late brother’s infant daughter along with the brother’s debts. From a beautiful baby, Honora grows into a beautiful woman, steeped in romance and convinced her late father was rich, respected, and distinguished. Readers are ready to see Honora […]