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Prudences Progress Mary McAulay

Prudences Progress

Mary McAulay

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ISBN : 9781413425567
Hardcover
260 pages
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Prudences Progress is based on a sensational murder in the 1920s, which for a year dominated the headlines of the DAILY NEWS: CAN A RICH MAN GET AWAY WITH MURDER? The answer, not surprisingly, is yes...a yes that turns into a massive horror forMorePrudences Progress is based on a sensational murder in the 1920s, which for a year dominated the headlines of the DAILY NEWS: CAN A RICH MAN GET AWAY WITH MURDER? The answer, not surprisingly, is yes...a yes that turns into a massive horror for this rich man in his moment of triumph. The story evolves into a portrait of an early feminist- Prudence King, born to wealth and madness, a child who was first sent to a hostile boarding school and then an insane asylum so that her parents wouldnt have to care for her. At thirteen, she goes to live with her catatonic and impoverished mother in New Rochelle. The budding entrepreneur Prudence starts holding sances in this house to raise money. With no support to rely upon except an overage prostitute and two maids, Prudence seizes her opportunities so that she ends up being the first woman president of a major business. Her first step up is through the sances which bring notoriety and musch needed money. And, then, of course, there was the murder and her husband.