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The Resource City of girls, Elizabeth Gilbert

City of girls, Elizabeth Gilbert

Label
City of girls
Title
City of girls
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Gilbert
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1940, nineteen-year-old Vivian Morris has just been kicked out of Vassar College, owing to her lackluster freshman-year performance. Her affluent parents send her to Manhattan to live with her Aunt Peg, who owns a flamboyant, crumbling midtown theater called the Lily Playhouse. There Vivian is introduced to an entire cosmos of unconventional and charismatic characters, from the fun-chasing showgirls to a sexy male actor, a grand-dame actress, a lady-killer writer, and no-nonsense stage manager. But when Vivian makes a personal mistake that results in professional scandal, it turns her new world upside down in ways that it will take her years to fully understand. Ultimately, though, it leads her to a new understanding of the kind of life she craves - and the kind of freedom it takes to pursue it. It will also lead to the love of her life, a love that stands out from all the rest. Now eighty-nine years old and telling her story at last, Vivian recalls how the events of those years altered the course of her life - and the gusto and autonomy with which she approached it. "At some point in a woman's life, she just gets tired of being ashamed all the time," she muses. "After that, she is free to become whoever she truly is."
Summary
Eighty-nine-year-old Vivian recounts her life after being kicked out of Vassar College, living in Manhattan with her Aunt Peg and the personal mistake that resulted in a professional scandal.
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Tone
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Character
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10776401
Cataloging source
TEFBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gilbert, Elizabeth
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Young women
  • Theaters
  • Entertainers
  • Scandals
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Nineteen forties
  • Reminiscing in old age
  • Manhattan (New York, N.Y.)
Target audience
general
Label
City of girls, Elizabeth Gilbert
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First large print edition.
Extent
677 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780593104361
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1089692782
Label
City of girls, Elizabeth Gilbert
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First large print edition.
Extent
677 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780593104361
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1089692782

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