The book includes the novel "Pelham or Adventures of a Gentleman".
In the book in the first person describes the life of a young aristocrat, dandy and habitue of high society saloons and gambling houses. His life is hypocrisy to achieve its goals and positive qualities. The novel, especially the figure of the main character, was conceived by the author, to show how people, internally independent, able to avoid the bad influences of the world.
In the novel, intertwined two storylines. In one of them, Pelham is striving hard to attain high position in society through relationships, involvement in dirty political games, the desire is beneficial to marry. Another detective, describes the tragedy of a University friend Reginald Pelham Glenvil, his revenge the offender of his beloved through a variety of crooks, murder and the subsequent investigation.
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Pelham or The Adventures of a Gentleman