A Lost Leader Paperback – Jan 26 2006
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Edward Phillips Oppenheim (22 October 1866 – 3 February 1946) was an English novelist, in his lifetime a major and successful writer of genre fiction including thrillers. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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Mannering has several reasons for his reticence to return. Not the least of which are his obligations to Mrs. Blanche Phillimore and her daughter. Mannering is indebted to her, in a manner which remains long undisclosed, and she impedes his advancement.
Whether he will return to politics, how he resolves his obligations, and what happens to his love for the beautiful neighbor? These and other elements of Victorian morality, society, and politics are the substance of the novel.
In the early 20th Century, the condition of the working class produced significant turmoil in the left leaning political parties. The Liberal party, which had enjoyed support of the working class, was under threat from the Labour party, and trade unionists, who were the leading edge of the socialist/communist movement. This novel shows considerable sympathy for the condition of the poorest workers, who have lost their jobs to automation, recession, and layoffs. The use of Tariffs (taxes on foreign trade) to protect British industry is the heart of the political question in this story.