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The Resource The Dying of the Light

The Dying of the Light

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The Dying of the Light
Title
The Dying of the Light
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Summary
It begins with a house and ends in ashes . . . Diana Cooke was "born with the century" and came of age just after World War I. The daughter of Virginia gentry, she knew early that her parents had only one asset, besides her famous beauty: their stately house, Saratoga, the largest in the commonwealth, which has hosted the crème of society and Hollywood royalty. Though they are land-rich, the Cookes do not have the means to sustain the estate. Without a wealthy husband, Diana will lose the mansion that has been the heart and soul of her family for five generations. The mysterious Captain Copperton is an outsider with no bloodline but plenty of cash. Seeing the ravishing nineteen-year-old Diana for the first time, he’s determined to have her. Diana knows that marrying him would make the Cookes solvent and ensure that Saratoga will always be theirs. Yet Copperton is cruel as well as vulgar; while she admires his money, she cannot abide him. Carrying the weight of Saratoga and generations of Cookes on her shoulders, she ultimately succumbs to duty, sacrificing everything, including love.Luckily for Diana, fate intervenes. Her union with Copperton is brief and gives her a son she adores. But when her handsome, charming Ashton, now grown, returns to Saratoga with his college roommate, the real scandal and tragedy begins. Reveling in the secrets, mores, and society of twentieth-century genteel Southern life, The Dying of the Light is a romance, a melodrama, and a cautionary tale told with the grandeur and sweep of an epic Hollywood classic
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Goolrick, Robert
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  • Sagas
  • General Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
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The Dying of the Light
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BORROWBOX:HUS_507478
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062678249
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Dying of the Light
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BORROWBOX:HUS_507478
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062678249
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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