The Resource The gods of Newport, John Jakes, (electronic resource)

The gods of Newport, John Jakes, (electronic resource)

Label
The gods of Newport
Title
The gods of Newport
Statement of responsibility
John Jakes
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the late nineteenth century, Newport, Rhode Island, was a cauldron of money, excess, and unapologetic greed, where reputations were made and lost in a whirlwind of parties and fancied slights. But amid the glamour of yacht races, tennis matches, and costume balls raged undeclared class warfare, scandalous doings, even madness. In 1893, railroad mogul Sam Driver, one of the few surviving robber barons of the lawless years after the Civil War, knocks on the door of fabled Newport with his daughter, Jenny, determined not to be turned away. In the past, his "new money" was tainted by his rapacious reputation, and even now, an enemy with a pedigree of wealth and position vows to slam every door in Sam's face. But he is determined to win a place in the strange rarefied world of Newport's brief summer season, presided over by social gadflies Ward McAllister and the androgynous Harry Lehr, both of whom will assist the Drivers...for a price. The Gods of Newport brings this gilded age of excess to thrilling life. It was a time and place whose extremes of greed, conspicuous consumption, and social striving have an astonishing resonance and relevance for the America we see around us today
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
Midwest
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1932-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jakes, John
Dewey number
813/.54
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
PerformerNote
Narrator Jack Garrett
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Garrett, Jack
  • hoopla digital
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Newport (R.I.)
  • Upper class
  • United States
  • Audiobooks
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
The gods of Newport, John Jakes, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11634622
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
MWT11634622
Dimensions
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  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (12hr., 30 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
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Kind of disc cylinder or tape
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Kind of material
unknown
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Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11634622
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The gods of Newport, John Jakes, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11634622
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
MWT11634622
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (12hr., 30 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11634622
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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