By George Barr McCutcheon
This vintage tragicomic story from George Barr McCutcheon transforms everyone’s favourite caviar-and-champagne dream right into a soul-shaking try of distrust and reckless spending
Popular, handsome, and enterprising, Montgomery Brewster is the toast of recent York. whereas celebrating his twenty-fifth birthday between buddies, Monty gets note that his grandfather has died. prior to lengthy, big apple is abuzz with the inside track. whilst Monty inherits $1 million from his prosperous grandfather, out comes a parade of would-be advisers and so-called inventors who promise the realm to the skeptical millionaire.
Just as Monty starts to regulate to his new scenario, yet one more portentous notice comes all of the sudden: an both filthy rich, really eccentric uncle, James T. Sedgwick, has left Monty an extra $7 million. yet there’s a trap: on the way to specified revenge on Monty’s grandfather from the grave, Sedgwick’s will decrees that, which will inherit the money, his nephew needs to dissipate each cent his grandfather toiled to save—and he can inform no one.
George Barr McCutheon’s superb tale of fortunes squandered and received, love misplaced and located, and one wild spending spree will pride modern readers.
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