The Title-Mongers (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Title-MongersThat the Marquis Montrecourt pos sessed a title is evident, and that with its aid he had acquired a goodly number of ever-accumulating debts may be readily surmised. But it is well further to know that the Marquis Montrecourt, at earlier stages in his career, had not been the oc cupant of so impoverished a position as at present; indeed, there had been days, not so long gone by, when he had spent his fifty or sixty thousand francs a year Without living beyond the interest on his late father's conservative investments. Since then, however, he had made his own investments, growing less and less conservative, until he had become a ruined gambler, an lzabz'tué of the race track, a drainer of the dregs of roulette, baccarat, constantly intoxicated with gain ing, and tottering downward in this most demoralising passion, a miserable loser.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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Autor: William Farquhar Payson
ISBN-13 :: 9781527630543
ISBN: 1527630544
Erscheinungsjahr: 29.04.2018
Verlag: FB&C LTD
Gewicht: 458g
Seiten: 342
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Taschenbuch, 229x152x18 mm
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