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House of All Nations

The devious world of international finance comes alive in Christina Stead s enthralling epic about a ruthless bank director in 1930s ParisPraised as a work of extraordinary talent by the New York Times, Christina Stead s ambitiously layered House of All Nations is an engrossing satire of wealth and manipulation Set in an elite European bank in the 1930s, Stead s epic sp The devious world of international finance comes alive in Christina Stead s enthralling epic about a ruthless bank director in 1930s ParisPraised as a work of extraordinary talent by the New York Times, Christina Stead s ambitiously layered House of All Nations is an engrossing satire of wealth and manipulation Set in an elite European bank in the 1930s, Stead s epic spans the interwar years of a money hungry Paris Jules Bertillon, the distrustful and unpredictable bank director, sees every national disaster including war as an opportunity for riches Adored by his clients for his ability to rake in staggering profits, Bertillon leaves no opening wasted even if it means dealing with unsavory speculators or ruthless gamblers while his clients suffer the consequences A stunning page turner, House of All Nations is as significant and resonant today as it was upon its publication in 1938

Title : House of All Nations
Author :  Christina Stead
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Isbn : 003001946X
Format : Hardcover
Pages : 787 pages

Rating: 4.2

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