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Worldly forty-two-year-old Dolph marries his benefactor's sixteen-year-old daughter, Alahna, but his scheme to have her bear a child for him at any cost sends her off to experience life on her own for the first time, away from Dolph and her family's protection
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Elaine Gordon is a writer and a former photographer's model and interior designer. She is the author of The Possession and The Pygmalion Complex. She lives in Chicago.From Publishers Weekly:
Gordon achieves superficial, soap opera-style titillation rather than sophisticated drama in this saga of an orphaned teenager who unexpectedly rises to wealth and prominence. In 1937, after 17-year-old Dolph Robicheck's parents die in an accident, he goes to live with his only relative, a Cambridge University professor. Feeling the burden of his heritage, he soon heads for Shanghai to join a relief committee aiding Jewish refugees from Hitler's Germany. There, he meets Salah Shawak, a philanthropist renowned as a connoisseur, businessman and "patriarch of the Jewish community." Salah hires the impressionable young man as his assistant, teaches him about finance and introduces him to Ohna, an exquisite courtesan. In the '60s, Dolph establishes himself in London as an affluent, widely respected financier.The dying Salah shocks Dolph by asking him to marry Alahna, his and Ohna's teenaged daughter. Dolph acquiesces and grows to love the girl, but because he is sterile, he demands that Alahna conceive a child with one of the world's most outstanding men. The offbeat plot may sustain reader interest, but character delineation and most other details are sacrificed to descriptions of sexual encounters and the good life.
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Book Description Lyle Stuart, 1988. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 2nd Edition. Lyle Stuart, 1988. Second printing Very good tight copy, unread, very good shiny wrappers. Copy 002. An arranged marriage between a forty-two-year-old industrialist and the sixteen-year-old half-Chinese daughter of his benefactor evolves into an unusual relationship when he cannot father an heir. Fiction. Seller Inventory # gordon1
Book Description Lyle Stuart Inc., Secaucus, New Jersey, U.S.A., 1988. Soft Cover. Condition: Very Good Plus. First Printing. A Lyle Stuart Uncorrected Galley, trade-sized paperback, cover is cream colored. Condition is very good plus to near fine, has very light bend on front hinge, top of spine and an small area, about 1 x 1/4 inch on back cover close to spine, looks like something had eaten away part of the cover. Light edge wear, corners lightly bumped, pages tight and clean, light tanning, a very nice book.WRAPPED IN PLASTIC BAG TO PROTECT CONDITION OF BOOK.*We have other titles in this genre in stock and give discounts in shipping on additional books sent in the same package, please contact us for more info.**.Summary - .An arranged marriage between a forty-two-year-old industrialist and the sixteen-year-old half-Chinese daughter of his benefactor evolves into an unusual relationship when he cannot father an heir. Trade Paperback. Seller Inventory # 070806201
Book Description Lyle Stuart, Secaucus, New Jersey, U.S.A., 1988. Hard Cover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. Signed by author "Enjoy!! Elaine Grodon" on free front end paper. Jacket has slight edgewear. Signed by Author. Seller Inventory # 005992
Book Description Lyle Stuart, Secaucus, NJ, 1988. Hardcover. Small 4to. Brown cloth spine and green paper over boards, pictorial dust jacket. 287pp. Near fine/near fine. A handsome and tight first edition of this cheesy May-December romance, whose front jacket panel whispers, "He was older and knew all the ways of clove. She was much too young. Could their love endure?" Full-page huge presentation inscription signed by the author in blue fineline on the front flyleaf: "To Diane / and Mark / Elessner / This was my first / the book did quite well / but we wern't [sic] thrilled / with the publisher / Have fun reading / Elaine / Gordon.". Seller Inventory # 30882
Book Description Lyle Stuart Inc., New Jersey, 1988. Hardbound. Very slight bump to spine ends / text clean / tight / Gift inscribed by author F.E.P. VG+ in good-DJ / chip at upper spine end / boards clean /. Seller Inventory # KENSBOOK015124
Book Description Lyle Stuart, Secaucus N.J., 1988. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Edition not Stated. Long inscription on front endpapers "For Neal Grossman, from your hapy friend from Sundance, Utah . Elaine Gordon" Very slight creasing of dustwrapper. Signed by Author. Seller Inventory # 006102
Book Description Lyle Stuart, 1988. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Very Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0818404582
Book Description Lyle Stuart, 1988. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Seller Inventory # S_169794179
Book Description Lyle Stuart. Condition: Very Good. Hardcover w / dustjacket. Very good condition; edges, corners, and covers of book show minor wear. No underlining; no highlighting; no internal markings. DJ is Very Good; light edgewear. Stored in sealed plastic protection. In the event of a problem we guarantee full refund. 1988. Hardcover w / dustjacket. Seller Inventory # 161838