THE KIDNAPPED MILLIONAIRES: A TALE OF WALL STREET AND THE TROPICS. Boston: Lothrop Publishing Company. . Octavo, pp. [1-9] 10-504 [505-506: blank] [507-512: ads], frontispiece map, original pictorial red cloth, front and spine panel stamped in black and gold. First edition. Reform novel; antitrust. Kidnapped business tycoons are taken to Social Island. "Utopian discussion, especially in chapters 18 and 23 are closely related to the views portrayed in PRESIDENT JOHN SMITH." - Lewis, Utopian Literature, p. 1. Frederick Upham Adams (1859-1921), inventor and author, was born in Boston, Massachusetts 10 December 1859, to an American Civil War veteran/mechanical engineer. In 1886 he invented the electric light post. He was the coeditor of the social reform magazine THE NEW TIME in 1897 and 1898. PRESIDENT JOHN SMITH, his utopian novel advocating "majority rule" which appeared in 1897 from radical socialist publisher Charles H. Kerr. Adams wrote several other economic novels, JOHN BURT (1903) and JOHN HENRY SMITH ... (1905). He died on 28 August 1921 at Larchmont, New York. Kopp 722. Smith, American Fiction, 1900-1925 A-62. A bright, clean, very good copy. (#149851).
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