The House Of Hope (CH) (Charnwood Large Print Library Series)

Alexander, Kate

Editore: Charnwood, 1994
ISBN 10: 0708987524 / ISBN 13: 9780708987520
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Riassunto: Spanning the mid-Victorian era to the present day, this is a story of a fine-art auction house. Arriving in England from Sicily in 1861, Vittorio Speranza sets up as a fine-art dealer. Talent, ambition, and his love for Grace DuFrayne spur him to an early success, but his hopes for a dynastic succession are dashed by a family feud.

From Publishers Weekly: Ranging from 1862 to the present, this panoramic family saga traces the history of a famed London auction house and the dynasty behind it. Alexander's characterizations are lively, ranging from Vittorio Speranza, the ambitious Sicilian who founds the firm that will in time become Hope and Company; Ludo, Lord Kenrick, Vittorio's first important client; and their numerous descendants, united by alliances and marital unions, some of them marriages of convenience spurred by incest and illegitimate births. Struggles over the firm's future pit family factions against one another, including the strong-willed women in each generation. As the firm grows in stature, the world wars affect its owners and business; during WW II, some family members help smuggle Jews out of Germany, while others fight for the British and for the French Resistance. Though Alexander rarely deviates from saga formula, her characters are well rounded and her story fast-paced and entertaining.
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Titolo: The House Of Hope (CH) (Charnwood Large ...
Casa editrice: Charnwood
Data di pubblicazione: 1994
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Descrizione libro Hardback. Condizione libro: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Codice libro della libreria GOR002466246

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