[SOCIAL FICTION] [UPPER CLASSES] FREEMAN, William Neely
Saint Mammon: a Literary Blue Book of American Society. By a Member Of It
New York: The Broadway Publishing Company, 1908. First Edition. A somewhat disjointed satire of the American upper crust, the jist of which can be summed up in the heading for Chapter Six: "Glory be to thee, O Money!" The author goes on: "...The American people no longer govern themselves. Money governs them...The Anglo-Saxons were once a race of world conquerors. To-day they are fast becoming a race of money worshippers." Among the principal characters are Mrs. Snubbody-Jones, a society dame, and Mr. Stuyvesant Bloodgood, Banker and Broker. Scarce; OCLC finds seven locations, of which at least one is a microform copy. Authorship attributed only on the volume's spine, and in NUC. SMITH F-404. Octavo (20cm); pictorial cloth boards; 440pp; illus. INSCRIBED: "Alice Merritt / from/ William Neely Freeman" on front endpaper. Spine slightly darkened; brief rubbing to covers and joints; thin split at base of rear hinge (internal); Very Good.