This novel is about a greedy London merchant that thinks that he is above all and tries to get his children to follow in his footsteps. He favors his son as he has what it takes to be his successor. His vanity finally gets the best of him in a plot that leaves him without is fortune or family and is left to live in solitude and poverty. Please Note: This book is easy to read in true text, not scanned images that can sometimes be difficult to decipher. The Microsoft eBook has a contents page linked to the chapter headings for easy navigation. The Adobe eBook has bookmarks at chapter headings and is printable up to two full copies per year. Both versions are text searchable.
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