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Author Margulies, Phillip, 1952-

Title Belle cora : A Novel.

Publication Info. 2014.


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Reproduction Electronic reproduction. New York : Doubleday, 2014. Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 2918 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB).
Summary "I had crossed all the lines they you say you can never cross without being destroyed, and here I was, alive and strong." In the grand tradition of Moll Flanders and Vanity Fair, this is the story of a good girl who became a bad woman. At the old homestead her name is never spoken and her picture is turned to the wall, but in the vast world beyond everyone remembers her as the celebrated madam of the finest parlor house in San Francisco. Now, at the end of her life, after half a century of successfully hiding the details of her scarlet past, Belle has decided to reveal all her secrets. In 1838, Arabella Godwin and her beloved younger brother, Lewis, are orphaned and shipped away from their home in New York City to live on their aunt's desolate farm upstate. The comforts she has always known are replaced with grueling work and a pair of cunning enemies in her cousins Agnes and Matthew. Amid this bleak existence, there...
Note GMD: electronic resource.
Subject Orphans -- Fiction.
Prostitutes -- Fiction.
Reminiscing in old age -- Fiction.
Gamblers -- Fiction.
New York (N.Y.) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century ǂv Fiction.
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century ǂv Fiction.
Other Form: Original 0385532768
ISBN 9780385532778 electronic bk. Adobe Digital Editions
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