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The Grand Babylon Hotel

Arnold Bennett

Theodore Racksole, a rich American multi-millionaire, buys the Grand Babylon Hotel, a luxurous hotel in London, as a whim - and then finds out there are strange things going on - a German prince is supposed to arrive but never turns up, someone is found murdered in the hotel, but then the body disappears. With the help of his independent daughter Nella and another German prince, Racksole sets out to solve the mystery. Bennett wrote this as a 15-part serial, for a lark, in 15 days, and sold it for 100 pounds. It first appeared in The Golden Penny in 1902, which described it as "the most original, amusing, and thrilling serial written in a decade". (Summary by Anna Simon) NB the wikipedia page for this book (see link on the left) contains some plot spoilers!

Theodore Racksole, a rich American multi-millionaire, buys the Grand Babylon Hotel, a luxurous hotel in London, as a whim - and then finds out there are strange things going on - a German prince is supposed to arrive but never turns up, someone is found murdered in the hotel, but then the body disappears. With the help of his independent daughter Nella and another German prince, Racksole sets out to solve the mystery. Bennett wrote this as a 15-part serial, for a lark, in 15 days, and sold it for 100 pounds. It first appeared in The Golden Penny in 1902, which described it as "the most original, amusing, and thrilling serial written in a decade". (Summary by Anna Simon) NB the wikipedia page for this book (see link on the left) contains some plot spoilers!
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Theodore Racksole, a rich American multi-millionaire, buys the Grand Babylon Hotel, a luxurous hotel in London, as a whim - and then finds out there are strange things going on - a German prince is supposed to arrive but never turns up, someone is found murdered in the hotel, but then the body disappears. With the help of his independent daughter Nella and another German prince, Racksole sets out to solve the mystery. Bennett wrote this as a 15-part serial, for a lark, in 15 days, and sold it for 100 pounds. It first appeared in The Golden Penny in 1902, which described it as "the most original, amusing, and thrilling serial written in a decade". (Summary by Anna Simon) NB the wikipedia page for this book (see link on the left) contains some plot spoilers!

Language:

English

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Length:

6h 44m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

33:04


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

30:34


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

25:31


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

25:03


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

27:01


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

26:48


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

23:17


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

30:10


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

25:06


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

27:20


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

28:34


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

22:59


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

24:49


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

30:11


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

24:26