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Line of Chance

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One man's passion for love and power dominates this surging three-generation saga set between the Civil War and World War I.
 That man is Thomas Chance. Determined to catapult himself out of poverty, Chance can call on only two weapons: an arresting make beauty and relentless ambition.
 Along the way, he takes the women he needs to fulfill his life and dreams - his mistress, Frances, a beautiful actress, and his wife, Elizabeth, a loving, wealthy heiress.
Only when fate forces the issue does Thomas Chance face the truth of his own mortality. The story begins in New York during the wild and heady days following the bloody War Between the States.

Thomas Chance totally unknown, elegantly appointed, suave and debonair, arrives in the city, where he captures the attention of haute society.
He is still an enigma when, a month later, he approaches one of America's prestigious jewelers in search of an extraordinary pearl. What follows is the first act in this exciting life drama.
 In the end Thomas Chance becomes one of the most powerful and richest men in America, a robber baron who gains control of a great financial empire.
Intertwined throughout is Chance's love for Frances and Elizabeth.


Used availability for Thomas Caplan's Line of Chance

Hardback Editions

May 1980 : UK Hardback

Title: Line of Chance
Author(s): Thomas Caplan
ISBN: 0-7278-0650-5 / 978-0-7278-0650-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
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February 1979 : USA Hardback

Title: Line of Chance
Author(s): Thomas Caplan
ISBN: 0-688-03412-8 / 978-0-688-03412-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow and Company
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Paperback Editions

January 1982 : UK Paperback

Title: Line of Chance
Author(s): Thomas Caplan
ISBN: 0-09-927290-3 / 978-0-09-927290-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow Bks.
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March 1981 : USA Paperback

Title: Line of Chance
Author(s): Thomas caplan
ISBN: 0-671-83137-2 / 978-0-671-83137-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket
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Kindle Editions

January 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Publisher: Best Bet Digital
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