4 edition of The Gods of Newport found in the catalog.
November 7, 2006 by Simon & Schuster Audio .
Written in English
|Contributions||John Jakes (Introduction), Edward Herrmann (Narrator)|
|The Physical Object|
At its core is Sam Drubermann of Ohio, who worked his way up through the The Gods of Newport book of railroad barons and above-the-law capitalists to become one of the exalted, the upper crust of American society. Unlike the series books, "Gods of Newport" lacks character development, as well as culminating the readers' interest in the plot. Inrailroad mogul Sam Driver, one of the few surviving robber barons of the lawless years after the Civil War, knocks on the door of fabled Newport with his daughter, Jenny, determined not to be turned away. While a good narrator can't save a poor book, Jack Garrett made a valiant effort in this case. Being able to match the success of bestsellers like the North and South Trilogy, Homeland and the Kent family chronicles is no easy feat but he manages to do it with The Gods of Newport and the engrossing setting of the Gilded Age. The story of the "man" and his daughter is not well developed.
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be? At least he is still writing and perhaps he will give us one more truly interesting historical novel where the charaters are so well developed that we can consider them friends we can't wait to visit with. Further, John seems to despise not only the Sam, but all of the wealthy people in the story. This story shows the vanity of the elite trying to make themselves appear to be better than everyone else and the lengths they would go to show off. Fifteen years later he has yet to write a book that has disappointed me. The carriage race was the most memorable moments of the book.
Without these cookies, we can't provide services to you. Pellentesque nec risus dui. At its core is Sam Drubermann of Ohio, who worked his way up through the ranks of railroad barons and above-the-law capitalists to become one of the exalted, the upper crust of American society. He plans to build a magnificent cottage, Red Rose, in his wife' memory, from where he can launch Jenny into society.
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Edward Herrmann read this novel and did a splendid job.
One enemy with a pedigree of wealth and position vows to slam every door in Sam's face. Without these cookies, we can't provide services to you. Alas, Sam steps in and creates trouble for Prince to push him away from Jenny. The Drivers find that some who know Sam's past won't let it rest.
The majority of the storyline revolves around the father's The Gods of Newport book at deflecting Jenny's affections by manipulating both the lower and upper classes. It was a time and The Gods of Newport book whose extremes of greed, conspicuous consumption, and social striving have an astonishing resonance and relevance for the America we see around us today.
Belmont Oliver Hazzard Perry Belmont play actual roles in the book. The summer set is 'ruled' by grande dames such as the famous Mrs. Jenny is intrigued by the promise of being accepted in such a world, but her head is simultaneously turned by a common Irish boy named Prince Molloy.
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Sam even manages to get them married. It feels like a movie, not a book. He wants his beautiful daughter to have the best Newport has to offer-even if that means breaking all the rules All in all it was a pleasant read.
Jakes includes all the big names including The Mrs. Part of the city's hardscrabble underclass, Prince Molloy's only sin is falling in love with a rich man's daughter.
This particular edition is in a Mass Market Paperback format. Jakes doesn't usually do this but in this one I felt he left some unanswered questions. Cupid has other ideas and when Prince and Jenny finally manage to get together, they find true love.
A tale of vanity and survival.The Gods of Newport. Written by John Jakes Review by Bethany Latham. In Gilded Age Newport, wealth and social status are all; wars are fought on tennis courts and in ballrooms; and the arbiters of these cutthroat conflicts bear names like Astor, Vanderbilt, and Fish.
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It was fun to read a novel based on the people whose "cottages" I had toured when I lived in Newport, but it really made me homesick for my former town/5().Find many great new & used options and get pdf best deals for The Gods of Newport by John Jakes (, Hardcover) at the best online prices at eBay!
Free shipping for many products!4/5(4).Oct 02, · Book Summary: The title download pdf this book is The Gods of Newport and it was written by John Jakes. This particular edition is in a Mass Market Paperback format.
This books publish date is Oct 02, and it has a suggested retail price of $ It was published by Berkley and has a total of pages in the tjarrodbonta.com: In lateth-century Newport, Rhode Island, infamous railroad mogul and robber baron Sam Driver ebook his beautiful daughter to have the best Newport has to offer--even if that means breaking all the rules.
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