Gabriel Praed's Castle by Alice JonesGabriel Praed's Castle by Alice Jones

Gabriel Praed's Castle

byAlice JonesIntroduction byMora Dianne O'Neill

Paperback | November 19, 2009

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A newly-minted millionaire from the gold fields of British Columbia takes his daughter to Paris for an immersion course in Old-World culture. Gabriel Praed's Castle depicts the scene in Paris at the end of the 19th century, with models, designers, painters, and unscrupulous art dealers. Julia and her father make friends with young North American artists vying for success, sales, and acceptance into the Salon exhibitions.

Alice Jones's novel portrays a clash between Canadian innocence and old-world corruption, and explores the role of the "new woman" in a changing society. Against a backdrop of fraud and exploitation acted out on the fashionable streets of Paris and the idyllic paths of Brittany, Julia Praed, the gold-miner's daughter, and Andrew Garvie, an American artist in Paris, join together to unravel the schemes and protect friends and family.

Born in 1853, ALICE JONES, daughter of a prominent Halifax family, began her writing career with magazine articles and short stories while her father was lieutenant governor of the province. The success of her first novel and her second two years later launched her career as a leading Canadian writer of international bestsellers at the...
Title:Gabriel Praed's CastleFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 8 × 5.5 × 0.75 inPublished:November 19, 2009Publisher:Formac Publishing Company LimitedLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0887808433

ISBN - 13:9780887808432

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