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|Title||:||The Brass Bowl. with Illus.|
|Number of Pages||:||406 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Brass Bowl. with Illus. Reviews
An enjoyable, fast-paced mystery. Keeps you guessing all the way through!And such a delightful cover...I got mine in an antique store in TN for just $5! And in great condition.
It is difficult to set a catagory for this book. It belongs to a time with social mores and customs which are so foreign to todays readers that it would require an interpreter for most. The hero was a wealthy dilettanti, bored with his life who was swept up in circumstances somewhat unbelieveable, but exciting, and a love interest who was a rapidly changing and challenging mystery for much of the book. The novel was well written and characterizations were so well done that one feels that sense of disconnectedness at times due to self immersion in the plot. I highly recommend this and all other similar books, they are fun, and the style of writing should not be lost to current readers.
The hero of the story is Daniel Maitland,"whose somewhat somber but sincere and whole-hearted participation in the wildest of conceivable escapades had earned him the affectionate regard of the younger set, together with the sobriquet of 'Mad Maitland'."Dan and some friends have just arrived back in New York City after being gone for several weeks. The friends have planned out the activities for the evening, and Dan isn't thrilled. In fact, he knows it will be quite boring. When Dan's friends drop him off at his apartment building, someone catches his eye - "a young and attractive woman coming out of a home for confirmed bachelors." And upstairs in his own flat, he finds a handprint on his dusty desk, just the size he would expect from that young and attractive woman's hand.So begins a fantastic couple of days for Dan. He encounters burglars, pushes a car out a creek, engages in some fisticuffs, meets an imposter, lies to the police, speeds through the New York streets, hotwires an elevator and then gets in a shoot out. A cracking good time for "Mad Maitland'. I thoroughly enjoyed this story. It would make an awesome movie. Hmmm, who would I cast as 'Handsome Dan' (as he was known during his college years)? In fact, it was made into a movie back in 1924. It's time for a new one. This one will have sound and be in color!