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The Resource What the lady wants : a novel of Marshall Field and the Gilded Age, Renée Rosen

What the lady wants : a novel of Marshall Field and the Gilded Age, Renée Rosen

Label
What the lady wants : a novel of Marshall Field and the Gilded Age
Title
What the lady wants
Title remainder
a novel of Marshall Field and the Gilded Age
Statement of responsibility
Renée Rosen
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In late-nineteenth-century Chicago, visionary retail tycoon Marshall Field made his fortune wooing women customers with his famous motto: "Give the lady what she wants." His legendary charm also won the heart of socialite Delia Spencer and led to an infamous love affair. The night of the Great Fire, as seventeen-year-old Delia watches the flames rise and consume what was the pioneer town of Chicago, she can't imagine how much her life, her city, and her whole world are about to change. Nor can she guess that the agent of that change will not simply be the fire, but more so the man she meets that night.... Leading the way in rebuilding after the fire, Marshall Field reopens his well-known dry goods store and transforms it into something the world has never seen before: a glamorous palace of a department store. He and his powerhouse coterie--including Potter Palmer and George Pullman--usher in the age of robber barons, the American royalty of their generation. But behind the opulence, their private lives are riddled with scandal and heartbreak. Delia and Marshall first turn to each other out of loneliness, but as their love deepens, they will stand together despite disgrace and ostracism, through an age of devastation and opportunity, when an adolescent Chicago is transformed into the gleaming White City of the Chicago's World's Fair of 1893
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rosen, Renée
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3618.O83156
LC item number
W47 2014
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Field, Marshall
  • Young women
  • Capitalists and financiers
  • Great Fire, Chicago, Ill., 1871
  • Chicago (Ill.)
Label
What the lady wants : a novel of Marshall Field and the Gilded Age, Renée Rosen
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes reading group guide
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 424-425)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
x, 425 pages
Isbn
9780451466716
Isbn Type
(softcover)
Lccn
2014017729
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocn884439605
  • (OCoLC)884439605
Label
What the lady wants : a novel of Marshall Field and the Gilded Age, Renée Rosen
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes reading group guide
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 424-425)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
x, 425 pages
Isbn
9780451466716
Isbn Type
(softcover)
Lccn
2014017729
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocn884439605
  • (OCoLC)884439605

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