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Belle Cora

Margulies, Phillip (Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Belle Cora
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A sweeping historical tale based on the life and times of the daughter of a New York merchant finds the orphaned Belle suffering at the hands of a rival cousin before working as a prostitute and transforming herself repeatedly to win the love and life she desires. In 1838, Arabella Godwin and her brother, Lewis, are orphaned and sent to live on their aunt's desolate farm in upstate New York. Time and again she will be broken and remade. She will bear a gambler's child, build a fortune, commit murder, leave a trail of aliases in her wake and sacrifice almost everything for the man whose love she cannot bear to lose. Her destiny takes her to Gold Rush California... where she disappears.
Authors: Margulies, Phillip, 1952-
Title: Belle Cora
Publisher: New York :, Doubleday,, 2013.
Edition: First edition.
Characteristics: 594 pages ;,25 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Summary: A sweeping historical tale based on the life and times of the daughter of a New York merchant finds the orphaned Belle suffering at the hands of a rival cousin before working as a prostitute and transforming herself repeatedly to win the love and life she desires.
In 1838, Arabella Godwin and her brother, Lewis, are orphaned and sent to live on their aunt's desolate farm in upstate New York. Time and again she will be broken and remade. She will bear a gambler's child, build a fortune, commit murder, leave a trail of aliases in her wake and sacrifice almost everything for the man whose love she cannot bear to lose. Her destiny takes her to Gold Rush California... where she disappears.
Local Note: 1 6 15 18 27 53 57 60 61 72 73 74 76 79 97 112 118 133 143 148 149 150 151 152 153 156 167 172 188 193 198 216 222 226 237 242 243 244 245 250 263 264 268 276
ISBN: 9780385532761
0385532768
Statement of Responsibility: Phillip Margulies
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Subject Headings: Orphans Fiction. Prostitutes Fiction. Reminiscing in old age Fiction. Gamblers Fiction. New York (N.Y.) Social life and customs 19th century Fiction. San Francisco (Calif.) Social life and customs 19th century Fiction.
Genre/Form: Historical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Topical Term: Orphans
Prostitutes
Reminiscing in old age
Gamblers
LCCN: 2012048554
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Mar 04, 2014
  • finn75 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A respectable elderly woman reminisces about her early life as a orphan then prostitute and latter a brothel owner. Interesting characters and I enjoyed the exploration of her life. A bit long winded on some occasions then seemed to skip important details but overall a worthy read.

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