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House of All Nations

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The devious world of international finance comes alive in Christina Stead’s enthralling epic about a ruthless bank director in 1930s Paris


Praised 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
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ebook, 768 pages
Published October 23rd 2012 by Open Road Media (first published 1938)
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Jonathan
Jul 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An extraordinary and perfectly pitched novel, which remains as relevant today as it was in 1938.

You can read the first few pages, including the wonderful line: " Her eyes, large as imperial amethysts, roved in an indolent stare of proud imbecility."

here http://gallery.mailchimp.com/2f54e743...

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Christina Stead is, in my opinion, one of the geniuses of 20thc literature. Sadly the vast majority of her work is neglected and unread. As can be seen from this list of her novels (spot
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John Purcell
Jun 23, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The noisiest book I have ever read. Life spills out of its pages. Raucous, wise, witty, opulent, unique and human. Highly recommended for those who like to be stretched intellectually, emotionally and morally.
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Christina Stead (1902–1983) was an Australian writer regarded as one of the twentieth century’s master novelists. Stead spent most of her writing life in Europe and the United States, and her varied residences acted as the settings for a number of her novels. She is best known for The Man Who Loved Children (1940), which was praised by author Jonathan Franzen as a “crazy, gorgeous family novel” an ...more
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