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Description - House of All Nations by Christina Stead

House of All Nations is Christina Stead's 1938 gripping portrayal of financial world success. Set in an exclusive European bank in the heady days of the early thirties, Stead weaves a remarkable tale of greedy, devious and shady characters, all brought together by their love of money. The director of the bank, Jules Bertillon, leads these gamblers, crooks and prospectors on a treacherous journey navigating political and natural disasters, and using both to his advantage.
House of All Nations has never been more relevant, as Stead's remarkable work speaks loudly about the modern markets.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780522862003
ISBN-10: 0522862004
Format: Paperback / softback
(200mm x 133mm x 61mm)
Pages: 856
Imprint: Melbourne University Press
Publisher: Melbourne University Press
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2013
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - Christina Stead

Christina Stead was born in Sydney in 1902, and died there in 1983. Most of her life was spent elsewhere: in London, Paris and other places in Europe, and in the United States. Her first book, The Salzburg Tales, was published in 1934, followed by twelve more works of fiction. She was the recipient of the inaugural Patrick White Literary Prize.

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