Madame Midas

Madame Midas Madame Midas that is what they call Mrs Villiers living in the Australian mining town of Ballarat She once possessed enormous wealth built up over the years by her loving father and then learned the

  • Title: Madame Midas
  • Author: Fergus Hume
  • ISBN: 9780701210144
  • Page: 458
  • Format: Paperback
  • Madame Midas that is what they call Mrs Villiers, living in the Australian mining town of Ballarat She once possessed enormous wealth, built up over the years by her loving father and then learned the least pleasant of lessons, marrying an Englishman whose true colors were soon unfurled at every nearby gambling and drinking establishment.But having left him behind,Madame Midas that is what they call Mrs Villiers, living in the Australian mining town of Ballarat She once possessed enormous wealth, built up over the years by her loving father and then learned the least pleasant of lessons, marrying an Englishman whose true colors were soon unfurled at every nearby gambling and drinking establishment.But having left him behind, and establishing herself in Ballarat, she has found herself possessed of enough acumen to make a success of herself, and to earn to respect of all.Now into her world arrive two strangers a pair of Frenchmen who have made a desperate escape from prison on a tiny boat upon the sea, and who hope to find fortune and a new life on this rugged coast.The society of Ballarat may witness budding romance perhaps and murder, most certainly.Fergus Hume 1859 1932 was author of novels of mystery and detection including The Mystery of a Hansom Cab, The Secret Passage and The Silent House.
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    • Marianne says:

      3.5 starsMadame Midas is the second novel by British lawyer and author, Fergusson Wright Hume, and was published in 1888. This Text Classics edition sports an evocative cover design and an introduction by Claire Wright. In her introduction, Wright explains that Hume’s tale is loosely based on a real-life female Australian mining speculator of the late 19th Century, Alice Cornwell. Soon after the death of her widower father, Miss Curtis was married to Randolph Villiers. Before he departed this [...]

    • Diane says:

      Fergus Hume wrote over 140 novels but even with the huge successof "The Mystery of the Hansom Cab" none of the others brought him the fame he desired and, apart from the resurrection of"Madame Midas" in the Hogarth Press "Gaslight Crime" series,almost all of them are out of print.Initially Miss Curtis appears as a charming young girl, thebelle of Melbourne society, whose beauty (as well as her wealth)attracts loads of admirers. Of course she marries a man, Villiers,who all her friends caution he [...]

    • Marts(Thinker) says:

      Interesting murder tale from Hume, not as good as 'Hansom Cab' though, I rather prefer that one Its quite a good plot with a myriad of intricacies added but I guess this is all for the reader's understanding. The tale begins and ends with the same character presented in similar situations adding purpose and intrigue to the story, but even though some scenes appear to be a bit to drawn out, I still think the tale a relaxing and entertaining one and I'm sure any lover of classics mysteries will en [...]

    • Karen says:

      Growing up around Ballarat not quite as long ago as MADAME MIDAS is set, it was really amazing to see how much of the layout of the city remains and how many of the locations are easily identifiable. Which probably meant that I ended up reading this book paying a lot more attention to the setting than I did to the plot.That's not to say that MADAME MIDAS doesn't have a plot that isn't bad, what with a caddish Frenchman trying to have their way with the charming, intelligent and very wealthy Mada [...]

    • Pamela Mclaren says:

      Scoundrels, cads, blackguard! Fergus Hume's Madame Midas has several and none worse than the young prison escapee who makes it to Australia with the intent to strike it rich one way or another. Madame is a woman whose husband 'has done her wrong' and spent her riches. She now is working to regain her fortune off a legendary mine. Along the way she hires the Frenchman, and is attracted to him even though she has resolved to never marry again. Thinking he is better than he is, she introduces him t [...]

    • PF Freire says:

      Fergus Hume Read-All #8 of 14xWellThis one is a mess.It starts with a redemption of a fugitive,but he reccess to his greed.There is a crime, but the victmim lives, then disappears.The setting changes too much.It seems that he was half done with this book and the success of Hansom Cab hit, so he put a lot of recurring cameos.But the last revelation is still a surprise.Everyone is guilty, in a Cat's Cradle, one holds the other's alibi.Cast: (many dr-whos lol)Kilsip - Stephen FryCarlton - Linus Roa [...]

    • Text Publishing says:

      ‘Villains, fallen women and the enigmatic Madame Midas herself—who could resist Hume’s brilliant characters?’Lee Tulloch‘Hume’s book offers a glimpse of another age of thriller writing, enriched by a study of a jarring, vibrant, deadly Melbourne.’Courier-Mail‘A rare treasure…Madame Midas herself is one of the most memorable Victorian heroines.’Stephen Knight‘A very accessible, entertaining and enlightening story…Historically significant and highly readable, Hume provides [...]

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