The Resource A certain age : a novel, Beatriz Williams, (electronic resource)

A certain age : a novel, Beatriz Williams, (electronic resource)

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A certain age : a novel
Title
A certain age
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Beatriz Williams
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The bestselling author of A Hundred Summers brings the Roaring Twenties brilliantly to life in this enchanting and compulsively readable tale of intrigue, romance, and scandal in New York Society, brimming with lush atmosphere, striking characters, and irresistible charm.As the freedom of the Jazz Age transforms New York City, the iridescent Mrs. Theresa Marshall of Fifth Avenue and Southampton, Long Island, has done the unthinkable: she's fallen in love with her young paramour, Captain Octavian Rofrano, a handsome aviator and hero of the Great War. An intense and deeply honorable man, Octavian is devoted to the beautiful socialite of a certain age and wants to marry her. While times are changing and she does adore the Boy, divorce for a woman of Theresa's wealth and social standing is out of the question, and there is no need; she has an understanding with Sylvo, her generous and well-respected philanderer husband.But their relationship subtly shifts when her bachelor brother, Ox, decides to tie the knot with the sweet younger daughter of a newly wealthy inventor. Engaging a longstanding family tradition, Theresa enlists the Boy to act as her brother's cavalier, presenting the family's diamond rose ring to Ox's intended, Miss Sophie Fortescue—and to check into the background of the little-known Fortescue family. When Octavian meets Sophie, he falls under the spell of the pretty ingénue, even as he uncovers a shocking family secret. As the love triangle of Theresa, Octavian, and Sophie progresses, it transforms into a saga of divided loyalties, dangerous revelations, and surprising twists that will lead to a shocking transgression . . . and eventually force Theresa to make a bittersweet choice.Full of the glamour, wit and delicious twists that are the hallmarks of Beatriz Williams' fiction and alternating between Sophie's spirited voice and Theresa's vibrant timbre, A Certain Age is a beguiling reinterpretation of Richard Strauss's comic opera Der Rosenkavalier, set against the sweeping decadence of Gatsby's New York
Cataloging source
TEFOD
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Williams, Beatriz
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3623.I55643
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
  • Socialites
  • New York (N.Y.)
Label
A certain age : a novel, Beatriz Williams, (electronic resource)
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Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062404978
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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6fdc9c96-d335-4979-b7d5-4b2926276f0a
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)952498922
Label
A certain age : a novel, Beatriz Williams, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062404978
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
6fdc9c96-d335-4979-b7d5-4b2926276f0a
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)952498922

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