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The Buccaneers - Edith Wharton, Marion Mainwaring
The Buccaneers
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Set in the 1870s, the same period as Wharton's The Age of Innocence, The Buccaneers is about five wealthy American girls denied entry into New York Society because their parents' money is too new. At the suggestion of their clever governess, the girls sail to London, where they marry lords,... show more
Set in the 1870s, the same period as Wharton's The Age of Innocence, The Buccaneers is about five wealthy American girls denied entry into New York Society because their parents' money is too new. At the suggestion of their clever governess, the girls sail to London, where they marry lords, earls, and dukes who find their beauty charming—and their wealth extremely useful. After Wharton's death in 1937, The Christian Science Monitor said, "If it could have been completed, The Buccaneers would doubtless stand among the richest and most sophisticated of Wharton's novels." Now, with wit and imagination, Marion Mainwaring has finished the story, taking her cue from Wharton's own synopsis. It is a novel any Wharton fan will celebrate and any romantic reader will love. This is the richly engaging story of Nan St. George and guy Thwarte, an American heiress and an English aristocrat, whose love breaks the rules of both their societies.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140232028 (0140232028)
ASIN: 140232028
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 406
Edition language: English
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misfitandmom
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The St. George and Elmsworth families are *new money* and looking for brighter prospects for their daughters in the marriage market so they hie off to England looking for Dukes and Earl with aging homes in need repairs that only cold hard cash can bring them. The young ladies make their splash, make...
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ReaderMarija's Reviews rated it
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Hmm…part of me will always wonder how Wharton would have really ended this novel. Mainwaring’s ending is fine; you can certainly get a sense of Wharton’s essence, especially through the characterization of Miss Testvalley. But truthfully, the ending is choppy and episodic when compared to the first ...
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