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by Arnold Bennett

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ISBN:
1846376742
Author:
Arnold Bennett
Category:
Mystery
Language:
English
Publisher:
Echo Library (October 31, 2005)
Pages:
152 pages
EPUB book:
1736 kb
FB2 book:
1526 kb
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1918 kb
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Rating:
4.5
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The Grand Babylon Hotel is a novel by Arnold Bennett, published in January 1902, about the mysterious disappearance of a German prince. It originally appeared as a serial in the Golden Penny. The titular Grand Babylon was modelled on the Savoy Hotel.

The Grand Babylon Hotel is a novel by Arnold Bennett, published in January 1902, about the mysterious disappearance of a German prince. The titular Grand Babylon was modelled on the Savoy Hotel which Bennett had much later also used as a model for his 1930 novel Imperial Palace

he Grand Babylon had first raised its massive chimneys to heaven, and she remained in her place despite the vagaries of other hotels.

he Grand Babylon had first raised its massive chimneys to heaven, and she remained in her place despite the vagaries of other hotels.

T. Racksole & Daughter. Chapter One THE MILLIONAIRE AND THE WAITER. Felix Babylon asked no questions, and it was this heroic absence of curiosity, of surprise on his part, that more than anything else impressed Theodore Racksole.

Arnold Bennett's classic tale of intrigue, murder, international espionage, and more. The Grand Babylon Hotel has been added to your Cart. A wealthy American in London becomes entrapped in an international plot involving the royal families of Europe.

s she had looked an indefinite number of years ago. Her age - none knew it, save herself and perhaps one other, and none cared. The gracious and alluring contours of her figure were irreproachable; and in the evenings she was a useful ornament of which any hotel might be innocently proud. Her knowledge of Bradshaw, of steamship services, and the programmes of theatres and music-halls was unrivalled; yet she never travelled, she never went to a theatre or a music-hall. He is a man aquainted with managing big business and the stock market.

The Grand Babylon Hotel. The Grand Babylon Hotel proceeds at a pace that betrays the novel’s roots: it was originally serialized in 1901 in the Golden Penny

The Grand Babylon Hotel. 68,809 words (4 hours 11 minutes) with a reading ease of 7. 9 (fairly easy). The Grand Babylon Hotel proceeds at a pace that betrays the novel’s roots: it was originally serialized in 1901 in the Golden Penny. It was Arnold Bennett’s second novel, and was followed by at least forty works of fiction along with numerous plays and non-fiction works. Since its original publication The Grand Babylon Hotel has remained in print, and it has also been adapted for film and radio.

LibriVox recording of The Grand Babylon Hotel, by Arnold Bennett. Download M4B (186MB).

Arnold Bennett's The Grand Babylon Hotel, from 1902, tells the story of a German prince mysteriously disappearing. American millionaire Theodore Racksole and his daughter Nella stay at the exclusive Grand Babylon Hotel.

ePUB eBook, iBooks for iPhone and iPad, Nook, Sony Reader. Very well read by Anna except for pronouncing bow as beau and there is an awful lot of beauing in the tale She did correct this in chapter 28 which amused me and in no way did it detract from her telling.

Enoch Arnold Bennett (May 27, 1867-March 27, 1931). He was born in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, one of six towns in the area known as the Potteries where many of his novels were set.
  • Deorro
I occasionally enjoy classic mystery, if only to indulge in a bit of wonderment and a laugh at the outdated behaviors and attitudes of the characters. This book, apparently quite well-received in its day (there is no original publication date on the Kindle edition, but I learned it was originally published in 1902), was no exception. The moneyed and titled characters rule their individual roosts without, apparently, any resentment from the lowly masses who serve them; the main characters vie between shrewd deduction and incredibly naïve and foolish behavior. The women, whether spunky or cowed, faint constantly, and everyone falls desperately in love at the drop of a hat. Despite these flaws, or perhaps because of them, this was a fairly entertaining novel of its sort, with a mystery at least as complex as the many cozy mysteries in constant circulation today.
  • Mojind
Arnold Bennett is an author I admire and was glad to find a source to be able to read this book in my Kindle. A little wordy but filled with much elaborate description of the surroundings of the novel. Of course, the good guys were too good and the bad guys were too evil! I enjoyed it very much.
  • Kamuro
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  • Nenayally
The book arrived very quickly. Just as promised. Looking forward to reading it.
  • Quinthy
This paper back book was of good quality. It looked exactly as I had anticipated. No complaints as to this item nor to the promptness of delivery.
  • Celen
Arnold Bennett was a significant English literary figure in the early decades of the 20th century, who subsequently fell out of fashion. However, his standing was rehabilitated to some extent in 1990s. Bennett is probably best remembered as a regional novelist who had the ability to capture the ambiance of a particular place, namely the Six Towns (or Stoke-on-Trent in the English Midlands). However, the Grand Hotel Babylon was one of his earliest works and is a thriller set in a luxury hotel, the Hotel Babylon, which judging by the geographical clues provided by the author is modeled on the Savoy Hotel in London. (The fact that an omelette, first created in the Savoy hotel, was named after him would lend some support to this conjecture). The hotel is purchased at the beginning of the book by an American millionaire because he could not order a steak and a bottle of Bass. After a few mysterious events, including the suspicious death of one of the guests and the disappearance of a couple of the key members of staff, the new owner and his somewhat headstrong daughter embark on an adventure which unravels a political conspiracy involving some of Europe's great and good. Whilst maybe not a literary classic, the author spins an interesting yarn which holds the reader's interest throughout. I am not sure whether the social values attributed to the main characters are faithful reflections of turn of the century attitudes, but the book does paint an evocative sense of time and place. I would recommend this if you are looking for a light, and often amusing, read that stands the test of time.
  • Yannara
How many times have you bought something just because a whim? What was the price of your whim?

This book will give something to think about. Is a good read albeit the last page is a turn down but you'll have to read it. The plot is thrilling enough to keep you sitting at the edge and it doesn't matter that this story was in the late 1800 could it happened yesterday too.
What starts out as an interesting mystery quickly turns into a rather plodding and predictable whodunit. We quickly learn the who and why, then spend over half the novel in resolution. The characters are engaging, but many passges lead me to believe that Bennett was rather anti-semitic. This casts an uneeded tone over the novel and does nothing to further the primary or secondary plot lines. Overall a quick and easy mystery that passed an afternoon quickly.