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A dangerous fortune, Ken Follett

Label
A dangerous fortune
Title
A dangerous fortune
Statement of responsibility
Ken Follett
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In his extraordinary new novel, master storyteller Ken Follett weaves a breath-taking tale set amid the wealth and decadence of Victorian England
  • In 1866, tragedy strikes at the exclusive Windfield School. A young student drowns in a mysterious accident involving a small circle of boys. Among them are scrappy Hugh Pilaster; his older cousin Edward, the weak, dissolute heir to the Pilaster banking fortune; and Micky Miranda, the darkly handsome son of a brutal South American landowner. The drowning and its aftermath initiate a spiraling circle of treachery that will span three decades and entwine many lives..
  • Caught in the maelstrom are Augusta Pilaster, the raven-haired matriarch, strong-willed and sly, ever plotting to advance herself or her spoiled son, Edward, and gain control of Pilasters, the mighty bank that bears their name...Solly Greenbourne, the rich Jewish heir to Greenbournes - the only bank to rival Pilasters in power and prestige - who must battle the dirty stain of anti-Semitism in a still-intolerant nation...Maise Robinson, the beautiful and daring slum girl determined to be rich...Micky Miranda, the sinister hanger-on orchestrating an alliance of blackmail and murder to finance his family's takeover of a nation's government - a move that could rock the very foundation of Britain's economy
Summary
Years after their part in the death of a student at the Windfield School, three friends--industrial heirs Hugh and Edward Pilaster and the son of a brutal South American landowner--and their descendants feel the reverberations of that death
Storyline
Pace
Tone
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
027665
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6056.O45
LC item number
D36 1993
Literary form
fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
Label
A dangerous fortune, Ken Follett
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Publication
Control code
85552
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
533 p.
Isbn
9780385311885
Lccn
93021912
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm28374472
  • (OCoLC)28374472
Label
A dangerous fortune, Ken Follett
Link
Publication
Control code
85552
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
533 p.
Isbn
9780385311885
Lccn
93021912
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm28374472
  • (OCoLC)28374472

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