The Gilded Years Book
Score: 4
From 145 Ratings

The Gilded Years


  • Author : Karin Tanabe
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2022-02-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781761105159

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A captivating historical novel based on the true story of Anita Hemmings, the first Black student to attend the prestigious Vassar College by – passing as white. For fans of The Vanishing Half and The Gilded Age. SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE Since childhood, Anita Hemmings has longed to attend the country’s most exclusive school for women, Vassar College. Now, a bright, beautiful senior in the class of 1897, she is hiding a secret that would have banned her from admission: Anita is the only African-American student ever to attend Vassar. With her olive complexion and dark hair, she has successfully passed as white, but now finds herself rooming with Lottie Taylor, an heiress of one of New York’s most prominent families. Though Anita has kept herself at a distance from her classmates, Lottie’s sphere of influence is inescapable, her energy irresistible, and the two become fast friends. Pulled into her elite world, Anita learns what it’s like to be treated as a wealthy, educated white woman – the person everyone believes her to be – and even finds herself in a heady romance with a well-off Harvard student. But when Lottie becomes curious about Anita’s family the situation becomes particularly perilous, and as Anita’s graduation looms, those closest to her will be the ones to dangerously threaten her secret. Set against the vibrant backdrop of the Gilded Age, an era when old money traditions collided with modern ideas, The Gilded Years is a story of hope, sacrifice and betrayal – and a gripping account of how one woman dared to risk everything for the chance at a better life. ‘Smart and thoughtful … A must-read’ PopSugar ‘Insightfully grapples with complex and compelling issues’ Booklist ‘The beautiful and the damned takes on a whole new meaning … A poignant imagining inside the most complex survival phenomenon: passing. With the grandeur of the Gilded Age intertwined with romance and suspense, you won’t be able to put this peri

The Gilded Years Book
Score: 4
From 146 Ratings

The Gilded Years


  • Author : Karin Tanabe
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-06-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501110467

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Passing meets The House of Mirth in this “utterly captivating” (Kathleen Grissom, New York Times bestselling author of The Kitchen House) historical novel based on the true story of Anita Hemmings, the first black student to attend Vassar, who successfully passed as white—until she let herself grow too attached to the wrong person. Since childhood, Anita Hemmings has longed to attend the country’s most exclusive school for women, Vassar College. Now, a bright, beautiful senior in the class of 1897, she is hiding a secret that would have banned her from admission: Anita is the only African-American student ever to attend Vassar. With her olive complexion and dark hair, this daughter of a janitor and descendant of slaves has successfully passed as white, but now finds herself rooming with Louise “Lottie” Taylor, the scion of one of New York’s most prominent families. Though Anita has kept herself at a distance from her classmates, Lottie’s sphere of influence is inescapable, her energy irresistible, and the two become fast friends. Pulled into her elite world, Anita learns what it’s like to be treated as a wealthy, educated white woman—the person everyone believes her to be—and even finds herself in a heady romance with a moneyed Harvard student. It’s only when Lottie becomes infatuated with Anita’s brother, Frederick, whose skin is almost as light as his sister’s, that the situation becomes particularly perilous. And as Anita’s college graduation looms, those closest to her will be the ones to dangerously threaten her secret. Set against the vibrant backdrop of the Gilded Age, an era when old money traditions collided with modern ideas, Tanabe has written an unputdownable and emotionally compelling story of hope, sacrifice, and betrayal—and a gripping account of how one woman dared to risk everything for the chance at a better life.

The Gilded Years Book
Score: 4
From 145 Ratings

The Gilded Years


  • Author : Karin Tanabe
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-06-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501110450

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"In 1897, Anita Hemmings was the first African American woman to attend Vassar--and no-one knew"--Back cover.

The Gilded Cage Book
Score: 3.5
From 3 Ratings

The Gilded Cage


  • Author : Lynette Noni
  • Publisher : HMH Books For Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2021-10-12
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9780358434597

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The Gilded Cage Excerpt :

Kiva trades one cage for another when she leaves behind a deadly prison for a deceptive palace in this dark and dangerous sequel to The Prison Healer, which Sarah J. Maas called "a must-read." Kiva Meridan is a survivor. She survived not only Zalindov prison, but also the deadly Trial by Ordeal. Now Kiva's purpose goes beyond survival to vengeance. For the past ten years, her only goal was to reunite with her family and destroy the people responsible for ruining their lives. But now that she has escaped Zalindov, her mission has become more complicated than ever. As Kiva settles into her new life in the capital, she discovers she wasn't the only one who suffered while she was in Zalindov--her siblings and their beliefs have changed too. Soon it's not just her enemies she's keeping secrets from, but her own family as well. Outside the city walls, tensions are brewing from the rebels, along with whispers of a growing threat from the northern kingdoms. Kiva's allegiances are more important than ever, but she's beginning to question where they truly lie. To survive this time, she'll have to navigate a complicated web of lies before both sides of the battle turn against her and she loses everything.

The Gilded Hour Book
Score: 4
From 18 Ratings

The Gilded Hour


  • Author : Sara Donati
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2015-09-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 752
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698140677

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The international bestselling author of Where the Light Enters presents a remarkable epic about two female doctors in nineteenth-century New York. The year is 1883, and in New York City, Anna Savard and her cousin Sophie—both graduates of the Woman’s Medical School—treat the city’s most vulnerable, even if doing so puts everything they’ve strived for in jeopardy... Anna’s work has placed her in the path of four children who have lost everything, just as she herself once had. Faced with their helplessness, Anna must make an unexpected choice between holding on to the pain of her past and letting love into her life. For Sophie, an obstetrician and the orphaned daughter of free people of color, helping a desperate young mother forces her to grapple with the oath she took as a doctor—and thrusts her and Anna into the orbit of anti-vice crusader Anthony Comstock, a dangerous man who considers himself the enemy of everything indecent and of anyone who dares to defy him. With its vivid depictions of old New York and its enormously appealing characters, The Gilded Hour is a captivating novel by an author at the height of her powers.

The Gilded Ones Book
Score: 4
From 9 Ratings

The Gilded Ones


  • Author : Namina Forna
  • Publisher : Ember
  • Release Date : 2022-01-11
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 433
  • ISBN 10 : 9781984848710

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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY TEEN VOGUE "A dark feminist tale spun with blood and gold. Must read!" –Dhonielle Clayton, New York Times bestselling author of The Belles Sixteen-year-old Deka lives in fear and anticipation of the blood ceremony that will determine whether she will become a member of her village. Already different from everyone else because of her unnatural intuition, Deka prays for red blood so she can finally feel like she belongs. But on the day of the ceremony, her blood runs gold, the color of impurity–and Deka knows she will face a consequence worse than death. Then a mysterious woman comes to her with a choice: stay in the village and submit to her fate, or leave to fight for the emperor in an army of girls just like her. They are called alaki–near-immortals with rare gifts. And they are the only ones who can stop the empire's greatest threat. Knowing the dangers that lie ahead yet yearning for acceptance, Deka decides to leave the only life she's ever known. But as she journeys to the capital to train for the biggest battle of her life, she will discover that the great walled city holds many surprises. Nothing and no one are quite what they seem to be–not even Deka herself. The start of a bold and immersive fantasy series for fans of Children of Blood and Bone and Black Panther.

The Gilded Cage Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

The Gilded Cage


  • Author : Lucinda Gray
  • Publisher : Square Fish
  • Release Date : 2017-08-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 1627791825

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Murder, mystery, and a feisty heroine come together in The Gilded Cage, an intriguing historical novel from Lucinda Gray. After growing up on a farm in Virginia, Walthingham Hall in England seems like another world to sixteen-year-old Katherine Randolph. Her new life, filled with the splendor of upper class England in the 1820s, is shattered when she discovers the corpse of her brother George in a lake on the estate-the tragic accidental drowning of a young man, the coroner reports, despite the wound to George's head. Katherine is expected to observe the mourning customs and get on with her life, but she can't accept that her brother's death was an accident. A bitter poacher prowls the estate, and strange visitors threaten the occupants of the house. There's a rumor, too, that a wild animal stalks the woods of Walthingham. Can Katherine retain her sanity long enough to find out the truth? Or will her brother's killer claim her life, too? "A fast-paced, satisfying historical novel with a gutsy heroine and an intriguing 19th-century mystery at its core." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

The Gilded Wolves Book
Score: 3
From 15 Ratings

The Gilded Wolves


  • Author : Roshani Chokshi
  • Publisher : Wednesday Books
  • Release Date : 2019-01-15
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250144560

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*AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER* From New York Times bestselling author Roshani Chokshi comes The Gilded Wolves, a novel set in Paris during a time of extraordinary change--one that is full of mystery, decadence, and dangerous desires... No one believes in them. But soon no one will forget them. It's 1889. The city is on the cusp of industry and power, and the Exposition Universelle has breathed new life into the streets and dredged up ancient secrets. Here, no one keeps tabs on dark truths better than treasure-hunter and wealthy hotelier Séverin Montagnet-Alarie. When the elite, ever-powerful Order of Babel coerces him to help them on a mission, Séverin is offered a treasure that he never imagined: his true inheritance. To hunt down the ancient artifact the Order seeks, Séverin calls upon a band of unlikely experts: An engineer with a debt to pay. A historian banished from his home. A dancer with a sinister past. And a brother in arms if not blood. Together, they will join Séverin as he explores the dark, glittering heart of Paris. What they find might change the course of history--but only if they can stay alive.

The Gilded Girl Book
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

The Gilded Girl


  • Author : Alyssa Colman
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
  • Release Date : 2021-04-06
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780374313944

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Heartfelt, fast-paced, and utterly absorbing, The Gilded Girl is Alyssa Colman’s sparkling debut novel about determination, spirit, and the magic of friendship. Any child can spark magic, but only the elite are allowed to kindle it. Those denied access to the secrets of the kindling ritual will see their magic snuffed out before their thirteenth birthday. Miss Posterity’s Academy for Practical Magic is the best kindling school in New York City—and wealthy twelve-year-old Emma Harris is accustomed to the best. But when her father dies, leaving her penniless, Emma is reduced to working off her debts to Miss Posterity alongside Izzy, a daring servant girl who refuses to let her magic be snuffed out, even if society dictates she must. Emma and Izzy reluctantly form a pact: If Izzy teaches Emma how to survive as a servant, Emma will reveal to Izzy what she knows about magic. Along the way, they encounter quizzes that literally pop, shy libraries, and talking cats (that is, house dragons). But when another student’s kindling goes horribly wrong, revealing the fiery dangers of magic, Emma and Izzy must set aside their differences or risk their magic being snuffed out forever.

The Gilded Age Book
Score: 3.5
From 4 Ratings

The Gilded Age


  • Author : Mark Twain
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1904
  • Genre: City and town life
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015049835963

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The Gilded Age in New York  1870 1910 Book

The Gilded Age in New York 1870 1910


  • Author : Esther Crain
  • Publisher : Black Dog & Leventhal
  • Release Date : 2016-09-27
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316353687

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The drama, expansion, mansions and wealth of New York City's transformative Gilded Age era, from 1870 to 1910, captured in a magnificently illustrated hardcover. In forty short years, New York City suddenly became a city of skyscrapers, subways, streetlights, and Central Park, as well as sprawling bridges that connected the once-distant boroughs. In Manhattan, more than a million poor immigrants crammed into tenements, while the half of the millionaires in the entire country lined Fifth Avenue with their opulent mansions. The Gilded Age in New York captures what is was like to live in Gotham then, to be a daily witness to the city's rapid evolution. Newspapers, autobiographies, and personal diaries offer fascinating glimpses into daily life among the rich, the poor, and the surprisingly large middle class. The use of photography and illustrated periodicals provides astonishing images that document the bigness of New York: the construction of the Statue of Liberty; the opening of the Brooklyn Bridge; the shimmering lights of Luna Park in Coney Island; the mansions of Millionaire's Row. Sidebars detail smaller, fleeting moments: Alice Vanderbilt posing proudly in her "Electric Light" ball gown at a society-changing masquerade ball; immigrants stepping off the boat at Ellis Island; a young Theodore Roosevelt witnessing Abraham Lincoln's funeral. The Gilded Age in New York is a rare illustrated look at this amazing time in both the city and the country as a whole. Author Esther Crain, the go-to authority on the era, weaves first-hand accounts and fascinating details into a vivid tapestry of American society at the turn of the century. Praise for New-York Historical Society New York City in 3D In The Gilded Age, also by Esther Crain: "Vividly captures the transformation from cityscape of horse carriages and gas lamps 'bursting with beauty, power and possibilities' as it staggered into a skyscraping Imperial City." -Sam Roberts, The New York Times "Get a glimpse of Edith

The Gilded Web Book
Score: 3
From 11 Ratings

The Gilded Web


  • Author : Mary Balogh
  • Publisher : Dell
  • Release Date : 2006-11-28
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 482
  • ISBN 10 : 9780440243069

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From one of America’s most beloved storytellers comes a classic love story—the breathtaking tale of a man and a woman caught in a web of temptation and seduction. All she wanted was to escape the hot, crowded London ballroom. But moments after stepping into the bitterly cold night, she is seized by a pair of strong hands and spirited away. Fully expecting to be ravished, sheltered Alexandra Purnell instead finds herself at the mercy of the man who saved her from certain scandal. Edmund, Earl of Amberley, is bold and sensual, tempting Alexandra to be reckless for the first time in her life. But as passion ignites, Edmund’s offer of marriage takes Alexandra completely by surprise. Now a woman who craves her freedom above all else is about to discover how far one man will go to protect and possess the woman he loves.…

The Gilded Age Book

The Gilded Age


  • Author : Milton Rugoff
  • Publisher : New Word City
  • Release Date : 2018-01-16
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 670
  • ISBN 10 : 9781640191341

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"Rugoff's spirited and immensely beguiling book takes a joyful bite out of the nineteenth century." - The New York Times "King of the Lobbyists" Sam Ward was best known for his talent for throwing parties - courtesy of the U.S. Treasury. And Alva Vanderbilt squandered tens of thousands on one evening to crack the closed social circle of the Mrs. Astor. And when Jay Gould, of Black Friday fame, sent his card to one of the Rothschilds, it was returned with the comment, "Europe is not for sale." It was this climate of mid- and late-nineteenth-century excess that fostered the most rapid period of growth in the history of the United States, replacing the unyielding Puritanism of Cotton Mather with the flexible creed of Henry Ward Beecher. National Book Award nominee Milton Rugoff gives his uniquely revealing view of the Gilded Age in this collective biography of Americans from 1850 to 1890. Writing on the political spoilsmen, money kings, parvenus, forty-niners, lords of the press, sexual transgressors, and women's rights leaders, Rugoff focuses on thirty-six men and women from almost every walk of life. His exponents include U.S. Grant, John Charles Frémont, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Jim Fisk, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Horatio Alger, free-love advocate Victoria Woodhull, first female surgeon Bethenia Owens-Adair, Brigham Young's rebellious nineteenth wife Anna Eliza Young, Boston Brahmin Charles Eliot Norton, Gold Rush pioneer Sarah Royce, black visionary Sojourner Truth, and to critique American society, Walt Whitman. In examining the Gilded Age, Milton Rugoff offers fresh glimpses into the lives of the celebrities of the era, as well as some lesser-known Americans, while at the same time revealing the roots of problems that still plague us today.

The Gilded Days Book

The Gilded Days


  • Author : Mia Kent
  • Publisher : Mia Kent
  • Release Date : 2021-07-19
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx

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His first love. A gut-wrenching decision. Will he ever be reunited with the girl he left behind? It’s the summer of 1957, and Henry Turner has just graduated high school and is ready to take on the world. But when an unexpected tragedy forces him to choose between the life he’s always dreamed of and the future of his family’s inn, the consequences of his decision have rippling effects that alter the course of his life. Now an eighty-year-old man, Henry is faced with the ghosts of his past—and the girl who has haunted him for six decades. *** Tana Martin is determined to help her great-uncle track down Penny, his long-lost love, but in the meantime, she has plenty of other things to keep her occupied. The renovations to the Inn at Dolphin Bay are in full swing, her friendship with Reed is beginning to morph into something more, and she is slowly settling into her new life on the island. Before she can get too comfortable, though, she must come face to face with the man she thought would be hers forever. Is it finally time for Tana to say goodbye to her past for good and embrace the woman she was always meant to be? Visit the beautiful island of Dolphin Bay, where friendship, hope, love, and pastries are plentiful. This small-town women’s fiction series is perfect for readers of all ages.

The Gilded Shroud Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

The Gilded Shroud


  • Author : Elizabeth Bailey
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2011-09-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101544211

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First in a new series that has the perfect mix of Regency murder and mystery. When the marchioness is found murdered at Polbrook mansion, the Dowager Lady Polbrook's new companion, Ottilia Draycott, finds herself in a house of strangers and every one of them a suspect. Only she can unmask and outwit a desperate killer and keep a Polbrook family secret buried.