The Mississippi Bubble

By: Hough, Emerson

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Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket edges lightly rubbed. 1902 Hard Cover. 452 pp. Illustrated by Henry Hutt. How the star of good fortune rose and set and rose again, by a woman's grace, for one John Law of Lauriston. The Mississippi Bubble is a 1902 novel by American author Emerson Hough. It was Hough's first bestseller, and the fourth-best selling novel in the United States in 1902.[2] The historical novel revolves around the story of John Law (1671-1729) and the Mississippi Bubble, an economic bubble of speculative investment in the French colony of Louisiana.[3][4] The book sold well from the time of its release, with The New York Times reporting 1,000 copies selling per day in the first month of its release.[5] It became the number one best-selling book in America for the month in the August 1902 issue of The Bookman.[6] Hough wrote the book at night, working between 10pm and 4am, after his day job at Forest and Stream magazine in Chicago. He earned $11,640.15 from it.[7]

Title: The Mississippi Bubble

Author: Hough, Emerson

Illustrator: Hutt, Henry

Categories: Historical, Americana,

Edition: Reissue

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap: 1902

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 2288739