A Gilded Grave


Author: Shelley Freydont

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698165683

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 6793

First in a new series from the author of the Celebration Bay mysteries In 1895, the height of the Gilded Age, the social elite spend their summers in Newport, Rhode Island. Within the walls of their fabulous “cottages,” competition for superiority is ruthless … and so are the players. During her first Newport season, Deanna Randolph attends a ball given in honor of Lord David Manchester, a Barbadian sugar magnate, and his sister, Madeline. The Manchesters are an immediate success—along with their exotic manservant and his fortune-telling talents. But on the nearby cliffs, a young maid lies dead—and suspicion falls on Joseph Ballard, a member of one of the town’s most prestigious families. Joe humiliated Deanna when he rebuffed an engagement to her, but while he may be a cad, she knows he isn’t a killer. Now the reluctant allies must navigate a world of parties, tennis matches, and séances to find the real murderer. But a misstep among the glittering upper classes could leave them exposed to something far more dangerous than malicious gossip… From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Missing Corpse

Grave Robbing a Gilded Age Tycoon


Author: Wayne Fanebust

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275987626

Category: History

Page: 274

View: 6448

Details the daring robbery of the grave of one of the Gilded Age's wealthiest merchants, and the investigation and media circus that ensued.

A Golden Cage


Author: Shelley Freydont

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698165691

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 3206

The author of A Gilded Grave returns to Newport, Rhode Island, at the close of the nineteenth century, where headstrong heiress Deanna Randolph must solve another murder among the social elite. With her mother in Europe, Deanna is staying with the Ballard family, who agree to chaperone her through the summer season and guide her toward an advantageous marriage proposal—or so her mother hopes. Relishing her new freedom, Deanna is more interested in buying one of the fashionable new bathing costumes, joining a ladies’ bicycling club, and befriending an actress named Amabelle Deeks, all of which would scandalize her mother. Far more scandalous is the discovery of a young man bludgeoned to death on the conservatory floor at Bonheur, the Ballards’ sumptuous “cottage.” Deanna recognizes him as an actor who performed at the birthday fete for a prominent judge the night before. But why was he at Bonheur? And where is Amabelle? Concerned her new friend may be in danger—or worse—Deanna enlists the help of her intrepid maid, Elspeth, and her former beau, Joe Ballard, to find Amabelle before the villain of this drama demands an encore. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Clarel: A Poem and Pilgrimage in the Holy Land (Annotated Edition)


Author: Herman Melville

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849603601


Page: 949

View: 7193

This is the extended and annotated edition including an extensive biographical annotation about the author and his life Clarel: A Poem and Pilgrimage in the Holy Land is an American epic poem by Herman Melville, published in two volumes in 1876. Clarel is the longest poem in American literature, stretching to almost 18,000 lines (longer even than European classics such as the Iliad, Aeneid and Paradise Lost). As well its great length, Clarel is notable for being the major work of Melville's later years; in the three decades between The Confidence Man (1857) and Billy Budd (begun in 1888), Melville devoted himself solely to writing poetry, with Clarel and the short American Civil War collection, Battle Pieces, being his most significant achievements. (from wikipedia.com)

Trawling for Trouble

A Celebration Bay Mystery Novella


Author: Shelley Freydont

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698196643

Category: Fiction

Page: 108

View: 8158

The author of Independence Slay is back as intrepid event planner Liv Montgomery discovers something fishy going on beneath Celebration Bay’s deceptively calm surface. Liv Montgomery knew that asking Celebration Bay’s newspaper owner-slash-ne’er-do-well Chaz Bristow to teach her how to fish meant angling for more than a lesson in sinkers and chum. Like asking him to spearhead the fund raiser that’ll benefit the town's community center. And there are worse ways to spend the afternoon than out on the town’s picturesque lake. But it’s not long before Liv reels in a huge catch—already quite dead. It’s the body of an unknown man, and it was no accidental drowning. This floater was murdered. While local authorities investigate, it’s Liv and Chaz who stumble upon a shocking motive, and become live bait for a ruthless killer determined to keep his secrets down in the deep. Includes exclusive previews of the next Celebration Bay mystery, Trick or Deceit, and A Gilded Grave, the first book in Shelley Freydont’s new Newport Gilded Age Mystery series.


A Poem and Pilgrimage in the Holy Land


Author: Herman Melville,Harrison Hayford,Walter E. Bezanson

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 9780810109070

Category: Poetry

Page: 893

View: 9880

Melville's long poem Clarel: A Poem and Pilgrimage in the Holy Land (1876) was the last full-length book he published. Until the mid-twentieth century even the most partisan of Melville's advocates hesitated to endure a four-part poem of 150 cantos of almost 18,000 lines, about a naïve American named Clarel, on pilgrimage through the Palestinian ruins with a provocative cluster of companions. But modern critics have found Clarel a much better poem than was ever realized. Robert Penn Warren called it a precursor of The Waste Land. It abounds with revelations of Melville's inner life. Most strikingly, it is argued that the character Vine is a portrait of Melville's friend Hawthorne. Based on the only edition published during Melville's lifetime, this scholarly edition adopts thirty-nine corrections from a copy marked by Melville and incorporates 154 emendations by the present editors, an also includes a section of related documents and extensive discussions. This scholarly edition is an Approved Text of the Center for Editions of American Authors (Modern Language Association of America).

A Poet's Bazaar


Author: Hans Christian Andersen

Publisher: N.A


Category: Europe

Page: 343

View: 9605

Roses and Rue

Being Random Notes and Sketches


Author: William Stewart Ross

Publisher: N.A


Category: English essays

Page: 256

View: 8058

The Gilded Age


Author: Mark Twain

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 3736802285

Category: History

Page: 629

View: 6005

In United States history, the Gilded Age is a period approximately spanning the final three decades of the nineteenth century; from the 1870s to 1900. The term was coined by Mark TwainThe Gilded Age: A Tale of Today, satirizing what he believed to be an era of serious social problems disguised by a thin gold gilding. The theme of the novel is that the lust for getting rich through land speculation pervades society. The main action of the story takes place in Washington, D.C., and satirizes the greed and corruption of the governing class. Twain also satirizes the social pretensions of the newly rich. Although more than a century has passed since its publication, the novel's satirical observations of political and social life in Washington, D.C., are still seen as pertinent.

Lawrence in the Gilded Age


Author: Louise Brady Sandberg

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439615640

Category: Photography

Page: 128

View: 4917

The Gilded Age, c. 1870-1898, was a time of promise and expanding horizons for the people of Lawrence, known as "the Queen City on the Merrimack." Passenger trains, horse-drawn trolleys, and electric streetcars dominated transportation, one-third of the population worked in manufacturing, and thirteen newspapers brought the latest information to the city's burgeoning population of nearly sixty thousand people. Through unique images from the special collections of the Lawrence Public Library, rich commentary, and a virtual walking tour, Lawrence in the Gilded Age relives the last three decades of the nineteenth century in Lawrence, which had managed to avoid the labor strikes and political and social unrest that plagued the city in the early twentieth century.

The Gilded Fan (Choc Lit)


Author: Christina Courtenay

Publisher: Choc Lit

ISBN: 1781890080

Category: Fiction

Page: 350

View: 1191

The awaited sequel to the award-winning "Scarlet Kimono"

American Women's Ghost Stories in the Gilded Age


Author: D. Downey

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137323981

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 209

View: 3333

This book shows just how closely late nineteenth-century American women's ghost stories engaged with objects such as photographs, mourning paraphernalia, wallpaper and humble domestic furniture. Featuring uncanny tales from the big city to the small town and the empty prairie, it offers a new perspective on an old genre.

The Case of the Gilded Fly


Author: Edmund Crispin

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1448214246

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 5499

It is October 1940 and at Oxford the Full Term has just begun. Robert Warner, up and coming playwright known for his experimental approach, has chosen an Oxford repertory theater for the premiere of his latest play, Metromania. Together with his cast he comes to Oxford to rehearse a week before the opening, but Warner's troupe is a motley group of actors among whom is the beautiful but promiscuously dangerous Yseut Haskell . She causes quite a stir with her plots, intrigues and love triangles. When she is found shot dead in the college room of a young man who is infatuated with her, everyone is puzzled and worried –most of the actors have had a reason to get rid of the femme fatale and few have alibis. The police are at loss for answers and are ready to proclaim the incident as suicide, but Gervase Fen, an Oxford don and professor of literature, who thrives off solving mysteries, is ready to help. The Case of the Gilded Fly, first published in 1944, is Edmund Crispin's debut novel and also the first Gervase Fen Mystery.

The Opulent Interiors of the Gilded Age

All 203 Photographs from "Artistic Houses," with New Text


Author: Arnold Lewis,James Turner,Steven McQuillin

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486319474

Category: Architecture

Page: 192

View: 8527

Best source of information and illustrations for private houses in Eastern cities during the early 1880s. Rare photographs of mansions belonging to Vanderbilt, Morgan, Grant, and many others. Extensive, informative new text.

American Country Houses of the Gilded Age

(Sheldon's "Artistic Country-Seats")


Author: A. Lewis

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486141217

Category: House & Home

Page: 128

View: 4949

Reproduces all of Sheldon's fascinating and historically important photographs and plans for a total of 97 buildings (93 houses, 4 casinos) built during the 1880s. Approximately 200 illustrations.

The Poniard's Hilt

Or, Karadeucq and Ronan; a Tale of Bagauders and Vagres


Author: Eugène Sue

Publisher: N.A


Category: France

Page: 280

View: 5397