John Jakes, "the godfather of the historical novel" (Los Angeles Times), leaves the South to travel north for an epic tale of scandalous doings in one of the worldýs most famous resorts
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 ýcottagesý arose and whereýamid the glamour of yacht races, tennis matches, and costume ballsýdepression, even madness, sometimes followed social failure.
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November 07, 2006
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