(#161925) THE STRANGERS' BANQUET. Brian Oswald, rne.

THE STRANGERS' BANQUET. New York and London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, [1919]. Octavo, cloth. First edition. The author's second book and first novel. A romantic melodrama about the fate of the son and the daughter of a wealthy Irish-American sea captain, the son married to greedy, shallow young woman who will bled him for every possible dollar, the daughter, respecting the wishes of her father, running his great shipyard in Edgartown, Massachusetts, which is soon engulfed by a rising tide of labor discontent stirred up by an I. W. W. agitator. "A trashy work liberally sprinkled with Gothic elements, anti-Semitism, xenophobia and utterly incredible characters." - Blake, The Strike in the America Novel, p. 239. The basis for a 1922 silent film. Smith, American Fiction, 1901-1925 B-1376. BAL 2288. A bright, nearly fine copy. Actually a scarce book infrequently found in decent condition. (#161925).

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"Published December, 1919 / M-T" on copyright page.