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In the late nineteenth century, Newport, Rhode Island-with its giant marble mansions, lavish dinner parties, and vicious social climbing- is a summer playground of the very rich. Into this rarefied world comes infamous railroad mogul and robber baron Sam Driver. He wants his beautiful daughter to have the best Newport has to offer-even if that means breaking all the rules...
The Gods of Newport A Novel (Book) : Jakes, John : John Jakes, the godfather of the historical novel (Los Angeles Times), leaves the South to travel north for an epic tale of scandalous doings in one of the world s most famous resorts.
The Gods of Newport by John Jakes - Fantastic Fiction
In late-19th-century Newport, Rhode Island, infamous railroad mogul and robber baron Sam Driver wants his beautiful daughter to have the best Newport has to offer--even if that means breaking all the rules.
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The Gods of Newport is a light, easy, fast-moving read on the occupants of Newport during the Gilded Age. 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.