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The American Heiress

The American Heiress

  • Title: The American Heiress
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  • ISBN : 9780312658656
  • Format : Hardcover
  • Language : English
  • Page : 468 pages


Witty, moving, and brilliantly entertaining, The American Heiress marks the debut of a glorious storyteller who brings a fresh new spirit to the world of Edith Wharton and Henry James.Be careful what you wish for Traveling abroad with her mother at the turn of the twentieth century to seek a titled husband, beautiful, vivacious Cora Cash, whose family mansion in Newport d Witty, moving, and brilliantly entertaining, The American Heiress marks the debut of a glorious storyteller who brings a fresh new spirit to the world of Edith Wharton and Henry James.Be careful what you wish for Traveling abroad with her mother at the turn of the twentieth century to seek a titled husband, beautiful, vivacious Cora Cash, whose family mansion in Newport dwarfs the Vanderbilts , suddenly finds herself Duchess of Wareham, married to Ivo, the most eligible bachelor in England Nothing is quite as it seems, however Ivo is withdrawn and secretive, and the English social scene is full of traps and betrayals Money, Cora soon learns, cannot buy everything, as she must decide what is truly worth the price in her life and her marriage Witty, moving, and brilliantly entertaining, Cora s story marks the debut of a glorious storyteller who brings a fresh new spirit to the world of Edith Wharton and Henry James


Author Daisy Goodwin

DAISY GOODWIN, a Harkness scholar who attended Columbia University s film school after earning a degree in history at Cambridge University, is a leading television producer in the U.K Her poetry anthologies, including 101 Poems That Could Save Your Life, have introduced many new readers to the pleasures of poetry, and she was Chair of the judging panel of the 2010 Orange Prize for Fiction That w




The American Heiress Reviews (31)

  • There are 3 things that happened in this book that made it an impossibility to take it remotely seriously, even if the rest of the book had been the pinnacle of sophisticated literature it wasn t

    Yes, within 15 pages, we have girls kissing, less than halfway through the book, an artist reference [..]

  • I haven t really fully made my mind up about this book.It wasn t a Mills and Boon type of book, it was filled out than that and was over 400 pages However if you were to ask me how it was filled out , I am at a slight loss how to answer To be honest, a lot of stuff probably could have been cut out [..]

  • Honestly, I didn t enjoy this book I hated Cora and what was with Ivo and his menopausal mood swings And all this calling people just Duke or Duchess when addressing them is absolutely horrid I cannot believe that I actually read this through Spoilers follow sort of I can t ruin the plot, there isn [..]

  • what a waste of time I would like to go back and read Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton to see why a book like that sticks with me and a book like this only makes a plane ride tolerable The writing is perfectly adequate but there is no depth, no real feeling. [..]

  • Slightly tepid period yarn that falls between the two stools of Romantic and Literary fiction Clearly inspired by the likes of Wharton, Waugh and Austen indeed, in thrall to them , the novel simply warms over themes and story lines that were looking decidedly over used two generations ago People lik [..]

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