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Mark Twain's The £1,000,000 Bank-Note 1920


Title: The £1,000,000 Bank-Note
Author: Mark Twain
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
Publication Date: 1920
Format: Hardback
Condition: This book is in good condition for its age other than some minor signs of wear such as some foxing on the spine and some discolouration.

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Reader's note

This is a lovely red edition of Mark Twain's The £1,000,000 Bank-Note. It tells the story of two wealthy brothers who give the penniless protagonist Henry Adams, one million pounds of money in the form of a single peerless bank note. Henry would not be easily able to exchange that note in the bank without being questioned about how he had come to it, charged with theft and arrested. He would also not be able to spend it since no ordinary person would be able to change it. The purpose of this is to settle a bet; one brother believes that simply possessing the bank-note will be a symbol of wealth so Henry will be able to get anything he wants, however the other brother feels that the inability to cash the note will render it useless. A very interesting and delightful read!