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The Resource Unforgivable love, Sophfronia Scott

Unforgivable love, Sophfronia Scott

Label
Unforgivable love
Title
Unforgivable love
Statement of responsibility
Sophfronia Scott
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this vivid reimagining of the French classic Les Liaisons Dangereuses, it's the summer when Jackie Robinson breaks Major League Baseball's color barrier and a sweltering stretch has Harlem's elite fleeing the city for Westchester County's breezier climes, two predators stalk amidst the manicured gardens and fine old homes. Heiress Mae Malveaux rules society with an angel's smile and a heart of stone. She made up her mind long ago that nobody would decide her fate. To have the pleasure she craves, control is paramount, especially control of the men Mae attracts like moths to a flame. Valiant Jackson always gets what he wants, and he's wanted Mae for years. The door finally opens for him when Mae strikes a bargain: seduce her virginal young cousin, Cecily, who is engaged to Frank Washington. Frank values her innocence above all else. If successful, Val's reward will be a night with Mae. But Val secretly seeks another prize. Elizabeth Townsend is fiercely loyal to her church and her civil rights attorney husband. Certain there is something redeemable in Mr. Jackson. Little does she know that her worst mistake will be Val's greatest triumph
Summary
Set in 1947 Harlem, this retelling of Les Liaisons Dangereuses centers around a pact between scheming heiress Mae Malveaux and charming nightclub owner Valiant "Val" Jackson: if Val seduces Cecily, Mae's virginal cousin and the fiancée of her ex-lover, Mae will sleep with him. However, Cecily has fallen in love with a jazz musician, while Val's got his eye on Elisabeth Thompson, a married woman who believes (wrongly) that Val can be redeemed. The stage is set for high society scandal. -- Description by Gillian Speace
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10575849
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Scott, Sophfronia
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Seduction
  • African American women
  • Civil rights
  • Adultery
  • Adultery
  • African American women
  • Civil rights
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Seduction
  • FICTION / African American / Historical
  • FICTION / Historical
  • FICTION / Literary
  • New York (State)
  • New York (State)
Target audience
adult
Label
Unforgivable love, Sophfronia Scott
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 509)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1897288
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
509 pages, 7 pages
Isbn
9780062655653
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780062655653
  • (OCoLC)967973612
Label
Unforgivable love, Sophfronia Scott
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 509)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1897288
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
509 pages, 7 pages
Isbn
9780062655653
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780062655653
  • (OCoLC)967973612

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