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The great Mrs. Elias : a novel based on a true story  Cover Image Large Print Book Large Print Book

The great Mrs. Elias : a novel based on a true story

Summary: "The author of the award-winning Sally Hemings now brings to life Hannah Elias, one of the richest black women in America in the early 1900s, in this mesmerizing novel swirling with atmosphere and steeped in history. A murder and a case of mistaken identity brings the police to Hannah Elias' glitzy, five-story, twenty-room mansion on Central Park West. This is the beginning of an odyssey that moves back and forth in time and reveals the dangerous secrets of a mysterious woman, the fortune she built, and her precipitous fall. Born in Philadelphia in the late 1800s, Hannah Elias has done things she's not proud of to survive. Shedding her past, Hannah slips on a new identity before relocating to New York City to become as rich as a robber baron. Hannah quietly invests in the stock market, growing her fortune with the help of businessmen. As the money pours in, Hannah hides her millions across 29 banks. Finally attaining the life she's always dreamed, she buys a mansion on the Upper West Side and decorates it in gold and first-rate décor, inspired by her idol Cleopatra. The unsolved murder turns Hannah's world upside-down and threatens to destroy everything she's built. When the truth of her identity is uncovered, thousands of protestors gather in front of her stately home. Hounded by the salacious press, the very private Mrs. Elias finds herself alone, ensnared in a scandalous trial, and accused of stealing her fortune from whites. Packed with glamour, suspense, and drama, populated with real-life luminaries from the period, The Great Mrs. Elias brings a fascinating woman and the age she embodied to glorious, tragic life"--

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  • ISBN: 1432899244 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 9781432899240 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 627 pages (large print) ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: Large Print edition.
  • Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company Gale, 2022.
Subject: African American women New York (State) New York Fiction
Rich people New York (State) New York Fiction
Murder Fiction
New York (N.Y.) History 1898-1951 Fiction
Large type books
Livres en gros caractères
large print books
Large type books
Genre: Romans.
Novels.
Novels.
Fictional Work
Biographical fiction.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at State Library of Alabama.

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