The Golden Bowl

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Prince Amerigo, an impoverished but charismatic Italian nobleman, is in London for his marriage to Maggie Verver, only child of the widower Adam Verver, the fabulously wealthy American financier and art collector. While there, he re-encounters Charlotte Stant, another young American and a former mistress from his days in Rome. Charlotte and Amerigo go shopping together for a wedding present for Maggie. They find a curiosity shop where the shopkeeper offers them an antique gilded crystal bowl.
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e-artnow
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Published on
Mar 29, 2018
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Pages
513
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ISBN
9788026888154
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Romance / Historical / Victorian
Young Adult Fiction / Coming of Age
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