Sins of the Fathers

By Susan Howatch
Read by Robert Whitfield

24.62 Hours 01/01/2001 unabridged
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The stunning bestseller about a family divided by a great fortune—and the secret that holds them all captive. Set in the years of sudden prosperity following World War II, in the mansions and boardrooms of the Van Zale family, Sins of the Fathers is the story of a ruthless dynastic struggle to control the Van Zale fortune. From generation to generation, this obsession possesses the rival claimants, eventually destroying their happiness and their lives. When the world of the Van Zales—with its servants and country houses, European summers and Bar Harbor clambakes, polite marriages and discreet affairs—begins to fall apart, we begin to see this glamorous sphere for what it really is: rife with ruthless, power-hungry men, fortune hunters, secret sex, blackmail, and violence.

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Summary

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The stunning bestseller about a family divided by a great fortune—and the secret that holds them all captive.

Set in the years of sudden prosperity following World War II, in the mansions and boardrooms of the Van Zale family, Sins of the Fathers is the story of a ruthless dynastic struggle to control the Van Zale fortune. From generation to generation, this obsession possesses the rival claimants, eventually destroying their happiness and their lives. When the world of the Van Zales—with its servants and country houses, European summers and Bar Harbor clambakes, polite marriages and discreet affairs—begins to fall apart, we begin to see this glamorous sphere for what it really is: rife with ruthless, power-hungry men, fortune hunters, secret sex, blackmail, and violence.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Full of fascinating dialogue, surprising twists of plot, and well-developed, memorable characters, a stunningly successful work of fiction.” Nashville Banner
“A sweeping novel of great passion.” Literary Guild Magazine

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Author Bio: Susan Howatch

Susan Howatch is a British novelist who has penned bestselling mysteries, family sagas, and other novels. Howatch was born in Surrey, England. She began writing as a teen and published her first book when she moved to the United States in 1964. Howatch found global success first with her five sagas and then with her novels about the Church of England in the twentieth century. She has now returned to live in Surrey.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 24.62
Audience: Adult
Language: English