FIRST CITIZEN by Richard Sullivan


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E homo, as the story of Kingsley Bond, whose ambition was unscrupulous and without sentiment, provides a full-face portrait of a heel. Married to gentle Una Dailey, the father of two girls, Monica and Elizabeth, Bond is unable to hit on an easy success until the death of Monica, in an automobile accident, gives him a chance to falsify the evidence, get a large settlement which is all the stake he needs. Progressing to power and affluence, Kingsley sells himself to everyone except his wife and daughter. It is their diffidence, which increases to resentment and rebellion, which eventually ruins him publicly, leaves him to a private life of loneliness... This has been done before- and better.

Pub Date: Oct. 4th, 1948
Publisher: Holt