EMPIRE

À propos

Here is the story of arguably America's finest hour; of the time when the twentieth century dawned, Queen Victoria died, and America, basking deliciously in excess wealth, rather thought it might snap up an empire of its own. Yet while politicians muse over the potential of China or the Philippines - even Russia - empires are being built at home; railway empires; industrial empires; newspaper empires. Into this arena float the delectable Caroline Sanford, putative heiress and definite catch. Caroline is an oddity; she has been raised in France where they teach rich girls to talk and think. American society women, required only to think of themselves as the most interesting beings on earth, are rather alarmed. American men are amused - until Caroline shirks from marriage, sues her brother, buys a newspaper, and becomes that even greater oddity - a powerful woman. Mingling with the movers and shakers of the day - with President McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt, William Randolf Hearst, Henry James, the Astors, Vanderbilts and Whitneys - Caroline Sanford echoes the glorious passage of the United States as it sweeps into a new century, reaching boldly for the world.


  • Auteur(s)

    Gore Vidal

  • Éditeur

    Abacus

  • Distributeur

    Olf

  • Date de parution

    02/04/1994

  • EAN

    9780349105284

  • Disponibilité

    Disponible

  • Nombre de pages

    576 Pages

  • Longueur

    19.6 cm

  • Largeur

    13.1 cm

  • Épaisseur

    3.7 cm

  • Poids

    388 g

  • Support principal

    Poche

Gore Vidal

Né en 1925, Gore Vidal partage son temps entre littérature et politique. Grand pourfendeur des travers de la société américaine, il est l'une des figures majeures de la littérature américaine contemporaine.

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