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The Resource Storyville, Lois Battle

Storyville, Lois Battle

Label
Storyville
Title
Storyville
Statement of responsibility
Lois Battle
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
New Orleans, turn of the century. Storyville was where prostitution flourished, legal for nearly twenty years, in a city renowned for sin, seduction, and sex. In between comes this story of two women inextricably linked by, as they called it, "the District." Kate, young, beautiful, and completely green, abandoned by a man who doesn't love her, finds herself thrown on the mercies of the city. She knows that Mollie Q. - one of New Orleans's most enterprising madams - is offering the best she's likely to get. Julia Randsome is a transplanted Yankee - a supporter of women's rights, who, against everyone's advice, marries into one of the city's most prominent families. She will discover too late that her husband Charles, owns considerable property in Storyville - and isn't prepared to give it up - even for her. Kate and Julia occupy different universes in New Orleans, but somehow, in that city, all roads lead to the same place - back to the District. These two women, one a patrician, the other a prostitute, are so richly drawn, so complicated, that they seem as real as our own families. You will never forget them - or this novel, the kind of once-in-a lifetime book that reminds us just how pleasurable reading can be. As lush and provocative as New Orleans itself, Storyville sweeps across lines of caste and blood, money and desire - and into the voluptuous secrets of a city as tempting as any on earth
Summary
The lives of suffragist Julia Randsome and madam Kate Cavanaugh interwine when Julia's son meets 15-year-old Kate prior to his death in the Spanish-American war
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014605
Cataloging source
HCO
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Battle, Lois
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3552.A8325
LC item number
S76 1993
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Suffragists
  • Prostitutes
  • New Orleans (La.)
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Historical
Target audience
adult
Label
Storyville, Lois Battle
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
19901711
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
435 pages (hardcover)
Isbn
9780670838677
Lccn
92050347
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map (inside covers)
Label
Storyville, Lois Battle
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
19901711
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
435 pages (hardcover)
Isbn
9780670838677
Lccn
92050347
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map (inside covers)

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