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Viewing Entry - The loot of cities (S14591)
by Bennett, Arnold.

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TitleThe loot of cities : being the adventures of a millionaire in search of joy (a fantasia); and other stories
Author / Responsible partyBennett, Arnold.
GenreShort stories, Detective and mystery fiction.
TopicsShort stories, Detective and mystery fiction.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.


Published in 1917, this is a collection of a novella and seven short stories by one of the cleverest authors of the early twentieth century. ‘In Queen's Quorum (1951), a survey of crime fiction, Ellery Queen listed Bennett's The Loot of Cities among the 100 most important works in the genre. This collection of stories recounts the adventures of a millionaire who commits crimes to achieve his idealistic ends. Although it was "one of his least known works," it was nevertheless "of unusual interest, both as an example of Arnold Bennett's early work and as an early example of dilettante detectivism".’ - Summary by David Wales

Additional Information

System control numberS14591
Original Print PublisherLondon ; New York : T. Nelson, [1917]
NarratorDavid Wales.
Narrator NameDavid Wales.
Participant or performer noteDavid Wales.
Narrators GenderMale narrator