The Gods of Newport

The Gods of Newport

Book - 2006
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Long spurned for his "new money" and reckless dealings, Sam Driver vows to secure a place among Newport's high society for his daughter, Jenny. Sam has made powerful enemies, and it will rake dogged persistence, as well as some back-door dealings, to unlock the gilded gates to the upper echelon. But his plans run awry when Jenny begins a passionate affair with a poor Irishman named Prince. Sam is determined to do anything to keep Prince from seeing Jenny... but little does he know that Prince is just as determined to win Jenny's heart, and moreover, Prince has nothing left to lose.
Publisher: New York : Dutton, c2006.
ISBN: 9780525949763
Call Number: JAKES
Characteristics: ix, 383 p. ; 24 cm
Subjects: Fathers and daughters -- Fiction.
Upper class -- Fiction.
Newport (R.I.) -- Fiction.
United States -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction.
Historical fiction.


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Nov 14, 2007

I was a little disappointed - it seemed more superficial than other John Jakes novels I have read.


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