By George Barr McCutcheon
This vintage tragicomic story from George Barr McCutcheon transforms everyone’s favourite caviar-and-champagne dream right into a soul-shaking attempt of distrust and reckless spending
Popular, handsome, and enterprising, Montgomery Brewster is the toast of recent York. whereas celebrating his twenty-fifth birthday between acquaintances, Monty gets note that his grandfather has died. prior to lengthy, big apple is abuzz with the inside track. while Monty inherits $1 million from his prosperous grandfather, out comes a parade of would-be advisers and so-called inventors who promise the realm to the skeptical millionaire.
Just as Monty starts off to regulate to his new scenario, yet one more portentous observe comes all of a sudden: an both prosperous, enormously eccentric uncle, James T. Sedgwick, has left Monty an extra $7 million. yet there’s a capture: in an effort to unique revenge on Monty’s grandfather from the grave, Sedgwick’s will decrees that, so that it will inherit the cash, his nephew needs to burn up each cent his grandfather toiled to save—and he can inform no one.
George Barr McCutheon’s terrific tale of fortunes squandered and won, love misplaced and located, and one wild spending spree will pride modern readers.
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