What the lady wants: a novel of Marshall Field and the Gilded Age

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description
"In late-nineteenth-century Chicago, visionary retail tycoon Marshall Field made his fortune wooing women customers with his famous motto: "Give the lady what she wants." His legendary charm also won the heart of socialite Delia Spencer and led to an infamous love affair. The night of the Great Fire, as seventeen-year-old Delia watches the flames rise and consume what was the pioneer town of Chicago, she can't imagine how much her life, her city, and her whole world are about to change. Nor can she guess that the agent of that change will not simply be the fire, but more so the man she meets that night.... Leading the way in rebuilding after the fire, Marshall Field reopens his well-known dry goods store and transforms it into something the world has never seen before: a glamorous palace of a department store. He and his powerhouse coterie-including Potter Palmer and George Pullman-usher in the age of robber barons, the American royalty of their generation. But behind the opulence, their private lives are riddled with scandal and heartbreak. Delia and Marshall first turn to each other out of loneliness, but as their love deepens, they will stand together despite disgrace and ostracism, through an age of devastation and opportunity, when an adolescent Chicago is transformed into the gleaming White City of the Chicago's World's Fair of 1893. "--
Delia Spencer met retail tycoon Marshall Field on the night of the Great Fire of 1871 in Chicago and their relationship mirrors the transformation of the city, which rose after the devastation of the fire to become a thriving metropolis hosting the world fair of 1893.
Also in this Series
More Like This
More Copies In Prospector
Loading Prospector Copies...
More Details
ISBN:
9780451466716
9781481509343
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 2290d323-8319-d6f5-0d83-baf6a985e3b5
full_title what the lady wants
author rosen renée
grouping_category book
lastUpdate 2017-10-16 02:08:45AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 Potter, Kirsten.
author Rosen, Renée.
author2-role Potter, Kirsten., hoopla digital.
author_display Rosen, Renée
available_at_catalog Huron Street, Perl Mack
detailed_location_catalog Huron Street - Adult Fiction - Historical, Perl Mack - Adult Fiction - Historical
display_description "In late-nineteenth-century Chicago, visionary retail tycoon Marshall Field made his fortune wooing women customers with his famous motto: "Give the lady what she wants." His legendary charm also won the heart of socialite Delia Spencer and led to an infamous love affair. The night of the Great Fire, as seventeen-year-old Delia watches the flames rise and consume what was the pioneer town of Chicago, she can't imagine how much her life, her city, and her whole world are about to change. Nor can she guess that the agent of that change will not simply be the fire, but more so the man she meets that night.... Leading the way in rebuilding after the fire, Marshall Field reopens his well-known dry goods store and transforms it into something the world has never seen before: a glamorous palace of a department store. He and his powerhouse coterie-including Potter Palmer and George Pullman-usher in the age of robber barons, the American royalty of their generation. But behind the opulence, their private lives are riddled with scandal and heartbreak. Delia and Marshall first turn to each other out of loneliness, but as their love deepens, they will stand together despite disgrace and ostracism, through an age of devastation and opportunity, when an adolescent Chicago is transformed into the gleaming White City of the Chicago's World's Fair of 1893. "-- Delia Spencer met retail tycoon Marshall Field on the night of the Great Fire of 1871 in Chicago and their relationship mirrors the transformation of the city, which rose after the devastation of the fire to become a thriving metropolis hosting the world fair of 1893.
format_catalog Book, eAudiobook
format_category_catalog Audio Books, Books, eBook
id 2290d323-8319-d6f5-0d83-baf6a985e3b5
isbn 9780451466716, 9781481509343
item_details hoopla:MWT11219829||Online Hoopla Collection|Online Hoopla|eAudiobook|Audio Books|1|false|true|Hoopla||https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11219829||Available Online||||, ils:1023427|1532264|Perl Mack - Adult Fiction - Historical|FIC HISTORY ROSEN i|Book|Books|1|false|false|||||On Shelf||pm||, ils:1023427|1532265|Huron Street - Adult Fiction - Historical|FIC HISTORY ROSEN i|Book|Books|1|false|false|||||On Shelf||ng||
itype_catalog
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog FIC HISTORY ROSEN i
owning_library_catalog All Anythink Libraries
owning_location_catalog Huron Street, Perl Mack
primary_isbn 9780451466716
publishDate 2014
record_details hoopla:MWT11219829|eAudiobook|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English|Blackstone Audio, Inc. ,|2014.|1 online resource (1 audio file (12hr., 02 min.)) : digital., ils:1023427|Book|Books||English|New American Library,|[2014]|x, 425 pages ; 21 cm
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_catalog hoopla:MWT11219829||Available Online|Available Online|false|true|false|false|false|false||||, ils:1023427|1532264|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||, ils:1023427|1532265|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||
subject_facet Capitalists and financiers -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Fiction, Chicago (Ill.) -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction, FICTION / Historical, Great Fire, Chicago, Ill., 1871 -- Fiction, Historical fiction, Love stories, Young women -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Fiction
title_display What the lady wants : a novel of Marshall Field and the Gilded Age
title_full What the lady wants : a novel of Marshall Field and the Gilded Age / Renée Rosen, What the lady wants : a novel of Marshall Field and the Gilded Age [electronic resource] Rosen, Renée,
title_short What the lady wants :
title_sub a novel of Marshall Field and the Gilded Age
topic_facet Capitalists and financiers, Great Fire, Chicago, Ill., 1871, History, Young women