The Early Life and Adventures of Sylvia Scarlett
by Compton MacKenzie
Publisher: ManyBooks 1918
Number of pages: 476
Here is the riveting classic from famed Scottish novelist Compton Mackenzie; the original crime thriller which was adapted in the Hollywood hit movie starring Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant. Sylvia Scarlett and her father, Henry, flee France one step ahead of the police. Henry, while employed as a bookkeeper for a lace factory, was discovered to be an embezzler. While on the channel ferry, they meet a 'gentleman adventurer', Jimmy Monkley, who partners with them in his con games.
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