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Gigolo

by Edna Ferber

The book tells the story of a young woman named Vicki, who leaves her hometown in search of a glamorous life in New York City. Once there, she meets and falls in love with a handsome and charming gigolo named Valentine Corliss. Set against the backdrop of the roaring twenties, "Gigolo" explores themes of love, desire, ambition, and societal expectations. Ferber's vivid descriptions of the glamorous and decadent lifestyle of the wealthy elite in New York City provide a captivating and immersive reading experience. Ferber's skillful characterization of Vicki and Valentine allows the reader to fully understand their complex motivations and inner struggles. As Vicki becomes increasingly drawn into Valentine's world of luxury and extravagance, she must grapple with her own desires and the harsh realities of the gigolo lifestyle. In addition to its captivating story and vivid characters, "Gigolo" is also notable for its exploration of themes that were considered taboo at the time of its publication, such as sexuality and gender roles. Ferber's bold and daring portrayal of these issues cemented her reputation as a trailblazing feminist writer. Overall, "Gigolo" is a timeless and engaging novel that will transport readers to a bygone era of glamour, passion, and societal upheaval.

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Language

English

Original Language

English

Published In

1922

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Edna Ferber

United States

Edna Ferberwas an American novelist, short story writer and playwright.     Ferber was born August 15, 1885, in Kalamazoo, Michigan, to a Hu...

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