Os Bucaneiros

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Concluido por Marion Mainwaring




The Buccaneers por Edith Wharton & Marion Mainwaring.
O livro conta a história de três famílias americanas - Saint George, Closson e Elmsworth - que decidem ir para Londres, já que a tradicional e preconceituosa sociedade novaiorquina de 1870 não os aceitava. Na Inglaterra, convivem com a aristocracia e descobrem novos conflitos entre as culturas norte-americana e inglesa. . .

Set in the 1870s, the same period as Wharton's The Age of Innocence, The Buccaneers is about five wealthy American girls denied entry into New York Society because their parents' money is too new. At the suggestion of their clever governess, the girls sail to London, where they marry lords, earls, and dukes who find their beauty charming—and their wealth extremely useful.
After Wharton's death in 1937, The Christian Science Monitor said, "If it could have been completed, The Buccaneers would doubtless stand among the richest and most sophisticated of Wharton's novels." Now, with wit and imagination, Marion Mainwaring has finished the story, taking her cue from Wharton's own synopsis. It is a novel any Wharton fan will celebrate and any romantic reader will love. This is the richly engaging story of Nan St. George and guy Thwarte, an American heiress and an English aristocrat, whose love breaks the rules of both their societies.

"Brave, lively, engaging . . . a fairy-tale novel, miraculouly returned to life" —The New York Times Book Review.

"The Buccaneers brilliantly showcases Wharton near the top of her form." —Chicago Tribune.

"Mainwaring has added gloss to the story's original elegance and wit, and the novel emerges like a master's painting from the hands of a highly skilled restorer." —Leon Edel.

"Mainwaring's version of The Buccaneers is a tour de force. . . . [She] deserves high marks for her ingenuity, novelistic skill, and critical intelligence." —USA Today.

"A sense of unobtrusive accuracy of tone and detail prevails throughout Ms. Mainwaring's [writing]. . . . It's hard to imagine a better writer equipped to take on Edith Wharton." —The Wall Street Journal.

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O livro "Os Bucaneiros" é realmente um clássico da literatura moderna, mergulhar nesse livro é se deleitar em meio a modismos e gostos de uma época a qual nem sonhávamos em nascer. Além disso, a autora Edith Wharton nos traz duas personagens femininas incríveis Nam St. George e sua governanta Laura Testvalley, ambas demonstram em todo decorrer da trama que são mulheres a frente de seu tempo, capazes de passar por cima de todos afim de viverem seus sonhos. A partir dessa obra passamos ... leia mais

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