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The American Heiress - A Novel

Daisy Goodwin

"Anyone suffering Downton Abbey withdrawal symptoms (who isn't?) will find an instant tonic in Daisy Goodwin's The American Heiress. The story of Cora Cash, an American heiress in the 1890s who bags an English duke, this is a deliciously evocative first novel that lingers in the mind." --Allison Pearson, New York Times bestselling author of I Don't Know How She Does It and I Think I Love You This program includes a bonus chapter of Victoria, the latest novel from author Daisy Goodwin, the creator and writer of the new PBS/Masterpiece drama of the same name. Be careful what you wish for. Traveling abroad with her mother at the turn of the twentieth century to seek a titled husband, beautiful, vivacious Cora Cash, whose family mansion in Newport dwarfs the Vanderbilts', suddenly finds herself Duchess of Wareham, married to Ivo, the most eligible bachelor in England. Nothing is quite as it seems, however: Ivo is withdrawn and secretive, and the English social scene is full of traps and betrayals. Money, Cora soon learns, cannot buy everything, as she must decide what is truly worth the price in her life and her marriage. Witty, moving, and brilliantly entertaining, Cora's story marks the debut of a glorious storyteller who brings a fresh new spirit to the world of Edith Wharton and Henry James. "For daughters of the new American billionaires of the 19th century, it was the ultimate deal: marriage to a cash-strapped British Aristocrat in return for a title and social status. But money didn't always buy them happiness." --Daisy Goodwin in The Daily Mail One of Library Journal's Best Historical Fiction Books of 2011

"Anyone suffering Downton Abbey withdrawal symptoms (who isn't?) will find an instant tonic in Daisy Goodwin's The American Heiress. The story of Cora Cash, an American heiress in the 1890s who bags an English duke, this is a deliciously evocative first novel that lingers in the mind." --Allison Pearson, New York Times bestselling author of I Don't Know How She Does It and I Think I Love You This program includes a bonus chapter of Victoria, the latest novel from author Daisy Goodwin, the creator and writer of the new PBS/Masterpiece drama of the same name. Be careful what you wish for. Traveling abroad with her mother at the turn of the twentieth century to seek a titled husband, beautiful, vivacious Cora Cash, whose family mansion in Newport dwarfs the Vanderbilts', suddenly finds herself Duchess of Wareham, married to Ivo, the most eligible bachelor in England. Nothing is quite as it seems, however: Ivo is withdrawn and secretive, and the English social scene is full of traps and betrayals. Money, Cora soon learns, cannot buy everything, as she must decide what is truly worth the price in her life and her marriage. Witty, moving, and brilliantly entertaining, Cora's story marks the debut of a glorious storyteller who brings a fresh new spirit to the world of Edith Wharton and Henry James. "For daughters of the new American billionaires of the 19th century, it was the ultimate deal: marriage to a cash-strapped British Aristocrat in return for a title and social status. But money didn't always buy them happiness." --Daisy Goodwin in The Daily Mail One of Library Journal's Best Historical Fiction Books of 2011
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"Anyone suffering Downton Abbey withdrawal symptoms (who isn't?) will find an instant tonic in Daisy Goodwin's The American Heiress. The story of Cora Cash, an American heiress in the 1890s who bags an English duke, this is a deliciously evocative first novel that lingers in the mind." --Allison Pearson, New York Times bestselling author of I Don't Know How She Does It and I Think I Love You This program includes a bonus chapter of Victoria, the latest novel from author Daisy Goodwin, the creator and writer of the new PBS/Masterpiece drama of the same name. Be careful what you wish for. Traveling abroad with her mother at the turn of the twentieth century to seek a titled husband, beautiful, vivacious Cora Cash, whose family mansion in Newport dwarfs the Vanderbilts', suddenly finds herself Duchess of Wareham, married to Ivo, the most eligible bachelor in England. Nothing is quite as it seems, however: Ivo is withdrawn and secretive, and the English social scene is full of traps and betrayals. Money, Cora soon learns, cannot buy everything, as she must decide what is truly worth the price in her life and her marriage. Witty, moving, and brilliantly entertaining, Cora's story marks the debut of a glorious storyteller who brings a fresh new spirit to the world of Edith Wharton and Henry James. "For daughters of the new American billionaires of the 19th century, it was the ultimate deal: marriage to a cash-strapped British Aristocrat in return for a title and social status. But money didn't always buy them happiness." --Daisy Goodwin in The Daily Mail One of Library Journal's Best Historical Fiction Books of 2011

Language:

English

Narrators:

Katherine Kellgren

Length:

13h 27m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

01:04


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

26:06


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

21:41


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

19:11


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

10:32


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

28:42


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

23:16


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

46:56


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

20:35


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

27:24


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

25:41


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

16:06


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

17:33


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

25:10


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

12:28


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

34:08


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

22:38


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

36:03


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

38:02


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

26:57


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

57:32


Part 3, Chapter 21
Part 3, Chapter 21

32:02


Part 3, Chapter 22
Part 3, Chapter 22

34:19


Part 3, Chapter 23
Part 3, Chapter 23

12:38


Part 3, Chapter 24
Part 3, Chapter 24

32:23


Part 3, Chapter 25
Part 3, Chapter 25

33:41


Part 3, Chapter 26
Part 3, Chapter 26

18:29


Part 3, Chapter 27
Part 3, Chapter 27

25:30


Part 3, Chapter 28
Part 3, Chapter 28

25:07


Part 3, Chapter 29
Part 3, Chapter 29

19:50


Part 3, Chapter 30
Part 3, Chapter 30

30:51


Part 3, Chapter 31
Part 3, Chapter 31

03:59


Part 3, Chapter 32
Part 3, Chapter 32

00:35