"Two fascinating fictions."—Wall Street Journal
Bestselling author Peter F. Drucker wrote just two novels.
Here for the first time in paperback are both.
In The Last of All Possible Worlds, royalty, bankers, lovers, and wives intertwine to create a vivid portrait of Europe in the early 1900s. We meet wise and worldly Prince Sobieski, Vienna’s ambassador in London, his enchanting wife, her English lover, and her enigmatic lifelong companion, Josefa. When Sobieski’s illegitimate daughter makes a demand of her influential father, the unspoken rules of the family are challenged. Sobieski’s world is further upset when two powerful merchant bankers, the tragic McGregor Hinton and the ambitious Julius von Mosenthal, arrive in London—both with their own requirements of the prince.
The Temptation to Do Good tells the story of Father Heinz Zimmerman, the well-regarded president of an American Catholic university. When he attempts to help a chemistry teacher who has been denied tenure, he accidentally opens the door to the underlying tensions in the university.
"[Drucker's novels] deserve to be read not just as curiosities of literature but as testimonies of their time. In these subtle evocations of the Europe into which he was born in 1909 and the America in which he made his career, Drucker distilled the lessons of his life."—Wall Street Journal
“Rich and intriguing”—Kirkus Reviews on The Last of All Possible Worlds
“His first novel is a work of sensitivity and considerable sophistication.”—Spectator on The Last of All Possible Worlds
“Convincing and haunting”—Publishers Weekly on The Temptation to Do Good
"The late Peter Ferdinand Drucker (November 19, 1909 - November 11, 2005) was an Austrian-born American management consultant, educator, and author, whose writings contributed to the philosophical and practical foundations of the modern business corporation. What is less well known is that he was also a rather gifted novelist. Now Paul Dry Books has published two of Drucker's novels under one cover, making them available to a whole new generation of appreciative readers."—Midwest Book Review
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Peter F. Drucker (1909-2005) was a writer, teacher, and management consultant. Born and raised in Austria, he lived in Germany and England before immigrating to the United States in 1937. His thirty-nine books have been published in more than thirty languages and have sold tens of millions of copies worldwide. His writing and teaching were unique for their focus on the human impact of business decisions. Drucker was the Honorary Chairman of the Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.