Between Two Worlds (The Lanny Budd Novels, Book 2) by Upton Sinclair

By Upton Sinclair

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Publish yr note: First released in 1941

From the increase of Fascism in Europe to the inventory industry crash on Wall road, the second one installment of this Pulitzer Prize–winning sequence of historic novels captures the drama, intrigue, and pleasure of the Roaring Twenties

the 1st international battle introduced an abrupt finish to Lanny Budd’s idyllic formative years. Now, within the wake of the Treaty of Versailles, he slightly acknowledges the cherished Europe of his boyhood.

before everything of his profession as a global paintings broker, Lanny travels to Italy and witnesses the brutal aura of Fascist chief Benito Mussolini. in the meantime, in Germany, the failed Beer corridor Putsch led by means of Adolf Hitler’s Nazi celebration moves an ominous notice foreshadowing the devastation to return. After star-crossed amorous affairs, Lanny marries a filthy rich heiress and chooses the us with its booming economic climate as their domestic. yet neither he nor these he loves can expect the bankruptcy that would convey a decade of prosperity to an abrupt close.
Between Worlds brings the most attention-grabbing and tumultuous many years of the 20th century to exciting existence. A spellbinding mixture of background, event, and romance, the Lanny Budd Novels are a testomony to the breathtaking scope of Upton Sinclair’s imaginative and prescient and his singular skills as a storyteller.

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Rick’s father knew the key men of his country, and reported what they were saying in the clubs. Lloyd George was the only one of the war chiefs who still held power, and he did it because he had no principles, but was able to say, with the most passionate fervor, the opposite of what he said the day before. The “little squirt of a Welsh lawyer” had wrecked his own party getting power, and now was the prisoner of the Conservatives; useful to them because he could talk Liberal, and that was necessary with a bitterly discontented electorate.

What was the use of a fellow’s having money if he couldn’t spend it on his friends? A genial device: Lanny would keep that thousand dollars in mind, and spend it over and over on anybody who had conscientious scruples against munitions profits! ” Lanny sent her a cable, offering to rent the house for Rick, and she said all right, and after he had done it Rick had to come. He made jokes in his old fashion, and spoke with his customary contempt of those whose artistic standards were beneath his own.

Wagstaffe’s tower was his wife, who held herself like a drill sergeant and looked at the rest of mankind through a lorgnette. They were just completing a Mediterranean cruise, and with them was their niece, Miss Nellie Wagstaffe.

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