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This is the tumultuous novel of men and women pitted against a world of wealth, power, and privilege...the story of the powerful Van Zale clan, and the man, Cornelius Van Zale, whose dynastic struggle to control a great fortune becomes the center of his life. When the world of the Van Zales, of servants and country houses, of European summers and Bar Harbor clambakes, polite marriages and discreet affairs, suddenly begins to fall apart, we see this glamorous sphere for what it really is--rife with ruthless, power-hungry men, fortune hunters, secret sex, blackmail...and violence.
About the Author:
Susan Howatch is a British novelist who has penned bestselling mysteries, family sagas, and other novels. Howatch was born in Surrey, England. She began writing as a teen and published her first book when she moved to the United States in 1964. Howatch found global success first with her five sagas and then with her novels about the Church of England in the twentieth century. She has now returned to live in Surrey.
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Titel: Sins of the Fathers
Buchbeschreibung München, Goldmann Verlag, 1986. Buchzustand: Gut. 9. Auflage.. 878 Seiten. Seiten papierbedingt leicht gebräunt. Untere Buchecke mit einem kleinen Knick. Einige Seiten etwas knittrig. Befriedigender Zustand. - Genügt es wirklich, auf dem Gipfel der Macht zu sein, um Glück zu empfinden? Ein großangelegter Gesellschaftsroman, in dessen Zentrum eine Bankiersfamilie steht: Eine Geschichte vom Traum der Macht und dessen Scheitern, über Liebe und Haß, Schuld und Sühne - von einer Meisterin des Genres. Susan Howatch, 1940 in der englischen Grafschaft Surrey geboren, studierte in London Rechtswissenschaft und arbeitete dann in New York als Sekretärin, bis sie sich nur noch dem Schreiben widmete. Ihr sechsbändiger Romanzyklus über die englische Gesellschaft gilt als eines der wichtigsten Werke der zeitgenössischen britischen Literatur. Heute lebt die Autorein in Salisbury, England. - Susan Howatch (born 14 July 1940) is an English author. Her writing career has been distinguished by family saga-type novels which describe the lives of related characters for long periods of time. Her later books have also become known for their religious and philosophical themes. Born Susan Elizabeth Sturt in Leatherhead, Surrey, England, she was the daughter of a stockbroker, and went to school at Sutton High School. She was an only child whose father was killed during World War II, but she has described her childhood as a happy one. She obtained a degree in law from King's College London in 1961. In 1964, she emigrated to the United States, where she worked as a secretary in New York City. She married Joseph Howatch, a sculptor and writer, that year and began her career as a writer, finding success almost immediately with her intricately detailed gothic novels. A daughter was born to the couple in 1971. Upon separating from her husband in 1975, Howatch returned to England, then lived in the Republic of Ireland from 1976-80 before moving back to England permanently in 1980. Her first novel was The Dark Shore (1965). She published several other "gothic" novels before she published the first of her family sagas Penmarric (1971), which details the fortunes and disputes of the Penmar family in Cornwall during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. An important theme of the story is how the mansion of Penmarric becomes controlled by various branches of the family. The family fortune was made in the Cornish tin mining industry, which is discussed throughout one of the six parts, each with a different character as narrator. As is made clear by the chapter headings, the fortunes of the family closely parallel the Plantagenet family, including Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine, with the mansion representing the throne. Howatch followed a similar theme in her vast saga, The Wheel of Fortune, where the story of the Godwin family of Oxmoon in Gower, South Wales, is in fact a re-creation in a modern form of the story of the Plantagenet family of Edward III of England, the modern characters being created from those of his eldest son Edward of Woodstock (The Black Prince) and his wife Joan of Kent, John of Gaunt and his mistress and then wife, Katherine Swynford, Richard II (son of Edward of Woodstock), Henry IV (son of John of Gaunt) and Henry IV's eldest son King Henry V. Again the mansion represents the throne. She also wrote three other family sagas, Cashelmara, which focuses on the family of Edward I (Edward DeSalis), his son, Edward II (Patrick De Salis) and others; and The Rich Are Different followed by its sequel, The Sins of the Fathers, both of which combine to tell the story, in America' s financial industry, of Caesar, Cleopatra, Mark Antony, and Octavian. After her return to England in 1980, Howatch found herself "rich, successful, and living exactly where I wanted to live," but feeling a spiritual emptiness which she ascribed to "trying to hold my divided self together" and questioning her life and what she should do with it. She had settled in Salisbury out of love for the beauty of the town, but fou. Artikel-Nr. 2211
Buchbeschreibung Fawcett, US, 1981. Mass Market Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good. 0449244172 Very good, some creasing. * Quality, Value, Experience. Media Shipped in New Boxes. Artikel-Nr. WARE79JK514
Buchbeschreibung Simon & Schuster. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. 0671254634 Very good Slight spine slant in Very good dust jacket. First Edition. Quality, Value, Experience. Media Shipped in New Boxes. Artikel-Nr. BING68140