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The Wharton plot : a novel / Mariah Fredericks.

Fredericks, Mariah, (author.).


"New York City, 1911. Edith Wharton, almost equally famed for her novels and her sharp tongue, is bone-tired of Manhattan. Finding herself at a crossroads with both her marriage and her writing, she makes the decision to leave America, her publisher, and her loveless marriage. And then, dashing novelist David Graham Phillips--a writer with often notorious ideas about society and women's place in it--is shot to death outside the Princeton Club. Edith herself met the man only once, when the two formed a mutual distaste over tea in the Palm Court of the Belmont hotel. When Phillips is killed, Edith's life takes another turn. His sister is convinced Graham was killed by someone determined to stop the publication of his next book, which promised to uncover secrets that powerful people would rather stayed hidden. Though unconvinced, Edith is curious. What kind of book could push someone to kill? Inspired by a true story, The Wharton Plot follows Edith Wharton through the fading years of the Gilded Age in a city she once loved so well, telling a taut tale of fame, love, and murder, as she becomes obsessed with solving a crime." -- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781250827425
  • ISBN: 1250827426
  • Physical Description: 298 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2024.
Subject: Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937 > Fiction.
Phillips, David Graham, 1867-1911 > Fiction.
Women authors > Fiction.
Marriage > Fiction.
Dogs > Fiction.
Authors > Crimes against > Fiction.
Sisters > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
Upper class > Fiction.
Publishers and publishing > Fiction.
Secrecy > Fiction.
Genre: Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.

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  • 9 of 13 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Neosho Newton County.


  • 4 current holds with 13 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Neosho Newton - Neosho FREDERICKS, MARIAH (Text) 34162002203485 New Adult Fiction Checked out 05/06/2024

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