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The Resource The gods of Newport : a novel, John Jakes

The gods of Newport : a novel, John Jakes

Label
The gods of Newport : a novel
Title
The gods of Newport
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
John Jakes
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the late nineteenth century, Newport, Rhode Island, was a cauldron of undeclared class warfare where reputations were made and lost in a whirlwind of parties and fancied slights. Where giant marble mansions called "cottages" arose and where<U+2014>amid the glamour of yacht races, tennis matches, and costume balls<U+2014>depression, even madness, sometimes followed social failure. In 1893, Sam Driver, railroad mogul and one of the few surviving robber barons of the lawless years after the Civil War, knocks on the door of fabled Newport together with his daughter, Jenny, determined not to be turned away a second time. The first time, his new money was tainted by his rapacious reputation and his dealings with some of the most dishonest businessmen of the era. The Drivers find that some who know Sam<U+2019>s past won<U+2019>t let it rest. One enemy with a pedigree of wealth and position vows to slam every door in Sam<U+2019>s face. But Sam plunges in, determined to win a place in the strange, rarefied world of Newport<U+2019>s brief summer season, presided over by social gadflies Ward McAllister and the androgynous Harry Lehr, both of whom will assist the Drivers . . . for a price. Sam<U+2019>s daughter wants the best that Newport offers but finds herself drawn into a dangerous romance with an impoverished young Irishman
Summary
Determined to secure entry into the elite social circles of late nineteenth-century Rhode Island, Sam Driver enlists the help of a pair of social gadflies but finds his efforts complicated by his daughter's romance with an impoverished young Irishman
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
147251
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1932-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jakes, John
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3560.A37
LC item number
G64 2006
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Newport (R.I.)
  • Upper class
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
The gods of Newport : a novel, John Jakes
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0619/2006027108.html
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 383 pages
Isbn
9780525949763
Lccn
2006027108
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780525949763
System control number
71237280
Label
The gods of Newport : a novel, John Jakes
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0619/2006027108.html
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 383 pages
Isbn
9780525949763
Lccn
2006027108
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780525949763
System control number
71237280

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