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                  HELEN ARGERS TEN NOVELS PUBLISHED                                BY   MAJOR PUBLISHING HOUSES.

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                                                     'THE  GILDED LILY"

          SEE   EDITH WHARTON COMPARISON BY BOOKLIST    --THIS NOVEL HAS THE FEELING OF WHARTON'S HEROINES -- SEEKING MORE THAN SOCIETY OF THEIR TIME OFFERED THEM.  IT ALSO HAS THE IRONY OF THAT WRITER IN THE DESCRIPTIONS OF THE GILDED SOCIETY --ONE PERCENT  LIVING HIGH WITH SEVERAL MANSIONS EACH AND GOLD FAVORS AT PARTIES GIVEN AWAY  THAT WOULD FEED THE 90% REST OF PEOPLE SEEKING TO FIND ENOUGH TO LIVE DAY TO DAY.    

NEWS 2017:   THIS YEAR MACMILLAN  PUBLISHED AN E BOOK OF 'GILDED LILY' AND ADDED MORE HARDCOVER COPIES OF IT!  

    The creator of "Downton Abbey" is coming to America to do a Gilded era series.  Already done by

Helen Argers and reviewed as compared to Edith Wharton!     

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Contact Amazon, Barnes & Noble and all Book Sellers' Sites to purchase "The Gilded Lily." Get an on-demand paperback of this novel from these sites.

In this age of cutting back and cutting out-- our lean and mean times, it is refreshing to read that even a heroine of the most gilded of all gilded eras turned away from her grand style of living.  But why don't you read the Prologue  inserted to see what the author said:

 

                                                                PROLOGUE

                                   1876 was a time of the reign of superrich in America when the wealthy and privileged lived lives

                                   of exuberant excess.  They did not merely 'gild refined gold' and 'paint the lily' but star-spangled

                                   it as well -- especially during the patriotic celebratory year of the United States' Centennial Exposition.

                                  Yet excess and want are two sides of the same coin.   The average American worker, earning a dollar

                                   a day, gilded his life by idolizing the moneyed class, reading about their daily spendthrift doings in the

                                   newspapers and spending from their little to purchase photographs of the beautiful heiresses.  Some

                                   of the wealthy began to see the want in their lives and question their own excesses.  Having too much is

                                   often very much like having too little, for when the core of life is at either edge, existence is unbalanced

                                  and leads to rebellion.  One such rebellion began with the well-to-do women refusing to live in a              

                                   gilded cage and sought freedom through the Women's Suffrage Movement.  Other American heiresses

                                   rebelled by escaping to Europe.  One beautiful heiress, named Nina De Bonnard, became a rebel in

                                   every way against her gilt-edged society and its veneer values, even ostracism. 

                                   This is her story.  And the story of an American era with a "gilty" conscience.

          

  

 

'THE GILDED LILY"   by St. Martin's Press

 

         ISBN: 0-312-18571-5   

 

     Come live in the Gilded Era with all its glitter and elegance.  This novel is more than a portrait of an age.  It is more than the start of the suffragette movement.  It is more than a depiction of a love for all ages.  It reveals how a woman can take on a pact made by all the gentlemen she has refused and her retaliation.  But overall, it delves into the American psyche that resonates and explains our acts, beliefs and loves today. For the Past is Prologue.                                        

                                        REVIEWS OF  "THE GILDED LILY"  

         Published by St. Martin's Press in hardcover.  Or buy it paperback at

                                 Amazon or Barnes & Noble or other book selling sites.    

          

            NEW  YORK  TIMES:   "All That Glitters!"                                                                                                                                   

            NEW JERSEY STAR LEDGER

        "Argers has the same ability to sustain suspense as the best of  the English writers . . .   (such as )  Jane Austen, an author to whom Argers is often compared." 

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          BOOKLIST: 

            "The reader is treated to great descriptions of  high society parties,  fashions and social encroachers as well as the poverty of the era and the beginning of the suffragette movement. 

                      This engaging romance will appeal to readers

                               who like Edith Wharton."                  

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         ROMANTIC TIMES:   4  STARS    *   *   *   *  

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