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The Glitter and the Gold

(1985)
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From the author of bestsellers Century and Ellis Island comes a sprawling, glossy saga of the Collingwoods, a California dynasty of hot-blooded rogues. In 1849, young, beautiful widow Emma de Meyer embarks for America with her father Felix, a cultured, German jeweler, and her besotted cousin David. Before the boat docks in San Francisco, Emma's tempestuous affair with a fugitive bank robber leaves her pregnant. Spurning her cousin's advances, she marries the ship's captain, who joins Felix in establishing a a store catering to prospectors flooding the state during the Gold Rush. At her husband's death, Emma takes the helm of the emporium and weds her bank robber, who becomes a U.S. senator with her boosting. Succeeding generations of Collingwoods survive the Tong Wars, rebuild after the 1906 earthquake, squabble murderously over the family fortune, storm Hollywood, and run afoul of an Asian mobster who wants control of the $2-billion family ranch. Fans willing to overlook jarring anachronisms will enjoy this predictable, yet entertaining slice of California history.

Genre: General Fiction

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Hardback Editions

August 1990 : UK Hardback

Title: The Glitter and the Gold
Author(s): Fred Mustard Stewart
ISBN: 0-7472-0248-6 / 978-0-7472-0248-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing
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October 1989 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Glitter and the Gold
Author(s): Fred Mustard Stewart
ISBN: 0-453-00676-0 / 978-0-453-00676-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dutton Adult
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October 1989 : Hardback
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Title: Glitter and the Gold
Author(s): Fred Mustard Stewart
ISBN: 5550205599 / 978-5550205594
Publisher: New American Library
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Paperback Editions

September 1990 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Glitter and the Gold
Author(s): Fred Mustard Stewart
ISBN: 0-451-16709-0 / 978-0-451-16709-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Signet
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July 1990 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Glitter and the Gold
Author(s): Fred Mustard Stewart
ISBN: 0-7472-3425-6 / 978-0-7472-3425-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA