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The Resource A certain age, Beatriz Williams, (sound recording)

A certain age, Beatriz Williams, (sound recording)

Label
A certain age
Title
A certain age
Statement of responsibility
Beatriz Williams
Creator
Contributor
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Roaring Twenties are brilliantly brought to life in this enchanting tale of intrigue, romance, and scandal in New York Society, brimming with lush atmosphere, striking characters, and irresistible charm. As the freedom of the Jazz Age transforms New York City, the iridescent Mrs. Theresa Marshall of Fifth Avenue and Southampton, Long Island, has done the unthinkable: she's fallen in love with her young paramour, Captain Octavian Rofrano, a handsome aviator and hero of the Great War. An intense and deeply honorable man, Octavian is devoted to the beautiful socialite of a certain age and wants to marry her. While times are changing and she does adore the Boy, divorce for a woman of Theresa's wealth and social standing is out of the question, and there is no need; she has an understanding with Sylvo, her generous and well-respected philanderer husband. But their relationship subtly shifts when her bachelor brother, Ox, decides to tie the knot with the sweet younger daughter of a newly wealthy inventor. Engaging a longstanding family tradition, Theresa enlists the Boy to act as her brother's cavalier, presenting the family's diamond rose ring to Ox's intended, Miss Sophie Fortescue--and to check into the background of the little-known Fortescue family. When Octavian meets Sophie, he falls under the spell of the pretty ingénue, even as he uncovers a shocking family secret. As the love triangle of Theresa, Octavian, and Sophie progresses, it transforms into a saga of divided loyalties, dangerous revelations, and surprising twists that will lead to a shocking transgression ... and eventually force Theresa to make a bittersweet choice. Full of the glamour, wit, and delicious twists that are the hallmarks of Beatriz Williams' fiction and alternating between Sophie's spirited voice and Theresa's vibrant timbre, A Certain Age is a beguiling reinterpretation of Richard Strauss' comic opera Der Rosenkavalier, set against the sweeping decadence of Gatsby's New York
Cataloging source
EXE
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Williams, Beatriz
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
other
PerformerNote
Performed by Adrienne Rusk, Mia Barron, and Barbara Goodson
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Rusk, Adrienne
  • Barron, Mia
  • Goodson, Barbara
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
  • Nineteen twenties
  • Socialites
  • New York (N.Y.)
Label
A certain age, Beatriz Williams, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Some copies contain 11 discs
  • Unabridged
  • Compact discs
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky285490501
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Extent
10 audio discs (12 hr., 45 min.)
Isbn
9781504733397
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Note
ak 02/17
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
ZPbx61
Label
A certain age, Beatriz Williams, (sound recording)
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Some copies contain 11 discs
  • Unabridged
  • Compact discs
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky285490501
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Extent
10 audio discs (12 hr., 45 min.)
Isbn
9781504733397
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Note
ak 02/17
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
ZPbx61

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