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The gods of Newport by John Jakes

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Published by Signet in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Social life and customs,
  • Fiction,
  • Upper class

Book details:

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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.

Edition Notes

StatementJohn Jakes
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3560.A37 G64 2007
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 462 p. ;
Number of Pages462
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24950968M
ISBN 100451222342
ISBN 109780451222343
OCLC/WorldCa149009183

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