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

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

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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
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Renée Rosen
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Subject
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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
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. "--
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10385380
Cataloging source
RECBK
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Rosen, Renée
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3618.O83156
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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True
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  • Great Fire (Chicago, Illinois : 1871)
  • Young women
  • Capitalists and financiers
  • Great Fire, Chicago, Ill., 1871
  • Fiction
  • Chicago (Ill.)
  • Illinois
Target audience
adult
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a novel of Marshall Field and the Gilded Age
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What the lady wants : a novel of Marshall Field and the Gilded Age, Renée Rosen, (electronic resource)
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Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed June 19, 2014)
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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unknown
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1 online resource
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unknown
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online
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9780698137561
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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ffbcb367-cc48-4780-866e-acc7b1de630a
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EB00399849
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not applicable
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unknown sound
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remote
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  • 2091884
  • (OCoLC)883357241
  • (OCoLC)ocn883357241
  • 2091884
Label
What the lady wants : a novel of Marshall Field and the Gilded Age, Renée Rosen, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed June 19, 2014)
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780698137561
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
ffbcb367-cc48-4780-866e-acc7b1de630a
Publisher number
EB00399849
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • 2091884
  • (OCoLC)883357241
  • (OCoLC)ocn883357241
  • 2091884

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