However, the book I've read so far is An African Millionaire by Grant Allen.
I downloaded it to my Aldiko because Grant Allen seemed such an interesting type, on Wikipedia. I'd be most interested to read the books he wrote about, well, women's rights, essentially - The Woman Who Did mostly. But all the Aldiko has is this one, so I took it. It's considered a bit of an early crime fiction too, except it's about a very clever gentleman rogue who over and over fools a South African millionaire and fleeces him for cash. It's at times very funny, but quite dated. I did get a bit bored, but then for me the type of story is old. No doubt it was a great novelty in 1897. I did like the criticism of capitalism in the book - it's quite obvious that Sir Charles Vandrift is a far greater crook and scoundrel than his "parasite", and the barbs are scathing, to mix my metaphors. I bookmarked a few pages though... let's see...
Sir Charles thinks Monte Carlo is not a sound address for a financier's letters.That's rather funny. Also there's a funny bit on an American and how Americans always emphasise the wrong words when speaking, the most unimportant ones. That's hilarious and still a huge problem in graphic novels, IMO. Oh and this one
For in my humble opinion, for sound copper-bottomed snobbery, registered A1 at Lloyd's, give me the free-born American citizen.Lolz.
Speaking of women's rights and original opinions, our hero-scoundrel, "Colonel Clay" has two common-law wives. Rather daring, I do say. For 1897.
I'm hardly reading at all right now, I've been so tired I've only tried to sleep on the bus. But I'll have to read my three paper-backs now, so there might be posts soon, and it's almost time for a new book discussion club meeting!