The Dumpling TPB

eBook (PDF), 172 Pages
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Trade paperback. It all began as a simple assignment for magazine writer Max Rissler: he was to go to an opium den and write an article describing in detail what it was like. What could go wrong? Written in a surprisingly modern style back in 1906, this novel of mystery, love and politics is entertaining and instructive. The battle between management and labor has rarely been illustrated as well as in this book, and once you meet the “criminal” known as the Dumpling, who looks and acts just like Napoleon, you’ll never see the question in black and white terms again. This was an important book a century ago, and it’s just as relevant today.
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  • By Fender Tucker
    Oct 15, 2009
    "Napoleon Reconsidered" I was struck by the intentional ambiguity concerning the morality of the "criminal" in Coulson Kernahan's 1906 novel of class warfare. He dresses and looks like Napoleon and even while performing illegal acts defends his actions with such rational logic. But mostly I was surprised to find the prose quite swift at times. 98% of all thrillers from the first decade of the 20th century are so stodgy. The good ones challenge you to catch the nuances of the deliberate words, while the bad ones just bog you down with long, oblique ways of saying the obvious. THE DUMPLING is mired in the politics of its time -- which is surprisingly relevant to today's climate -- but its zany approach to arguing both sides with flamboyant criminals and earnest lawmen is remarkably fresh for a 100+ year-old book.
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Ramble House
October 1, 2011
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