The Marriage Recital

The Marriage Recital

A Novel

Book - 2015
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The setting: London, 1794. The problem: Four nouveau riche fathers with five marriageable daughters. The plan: The young women will learn to play the piano, give a concert for young Englishmen who have titles but no fortunes, and will marry very well indeed. The complications: The lascivious (and French) piano teacher; the piano maker's jealous (and musically gifted) daughter; the one of these marriageable daughters with a mating plan of her own. While it might be a truth universally acknowledged that a man in possession of a title and no money must be in want of a fortune, what does a sexually awakened young woman want? In her wickedly alluring romp through the late-Georgian London, Italian piano making, and tightly-fitted Polonaise gowns, Katharine Grant has written a startling and provocative debut.
Publisher: New York : Picador/Henry Holt and Company, 2015
Edition: First Picador edition
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781250071712
1250071712
Characteristics: 307 pages ; 21 cm

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