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The Resource City of girls, Elizabeth Gilbert

City of girls, Elizabeth Gilbert

Label
City of girls
Title
City of girls
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Gilbert
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Beloved author Elizabeth Gilbert returns to fiction with a unique love story set in the New York City theater world during the 1940s. Told from the perspective of an older woman as she looks back on her youth with both pleasure and regret (but mostly pleasure), City of Girls explores themes of female sexuality and promiscuity, as well as the idiosyncrasies of true love. In 1940, nineteen-year-old Vivian Morris has just been kicked out of Vassar College, owing to her lackluster freshman-year performance. Her affluent parents send her to Manhattan to live with her Aunt Peg, who owns a flamboyant, crumbling midtown theater called the Lily Playhouse. There Vivian is introduced to an entire cosmos of unconventional and charismatic characters, from the fun-chasing showgirls to a sexy male actor, a grand-dame actress, a lady-killer writer, and no-nonsense stage manager. But when Vivian makes a personal mistake that results in professional scandal, it turns her new world upside down in ways that it will take her years to fully understand. Ultimately, though, it leads her to a new understanding of the kind of life she craves - and the kind of freedom it takes to pursue it. It will also lead to the love of her life, a love that stands out from all the rest. Now eighty-nine years old and telling her story at last, Vivian recalls how the events of those years altered the course of her life - and the gusto and autonomy with which she approached it. "At some point in a woman's life, she just gets tired of being ashamed all the time," she muses. "After that, she is free to become whoever she truly is." Written with a powerful wisdom about human desire and connection, City of Girls is a love story like no other
Summary
Eighty-nine-year-old Vivian recounts her life after being kicked out of Vassar College, living in Manhattan with her Aunt Peg and the personal mistake that resulted in a professional scandal.
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Character
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10776401
Cataloging source
DLC
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1969-
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Gilbert, Elizabeth
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3557.I3415
LC item number
C58 2019
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Theater companies
  • Memories
  • Female friendship
  • Reminiscing in old age
  • Scandals
  • Aunt and niece
  • Rich people
  • Sexuality
  • Social classes
  • Race relations
  • City life
  • Men/women relations
  • New York City
Target audience
adult
Label
City of girls, Elizabeth Gilbert
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
470 pages
Isbn
9781594634734
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2019009003
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1101904975
Label
City of girls, Elizabeth Gilbert
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
470 pages
Isbn
9781594634734
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2019009003
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1101904975

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