CAREY'S FORTUNE by Anne Emery

CAREY'S FORTUNE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This is one of Anne Emery's periodic period diversions all about Nancy Carey, seventeen, well bred and brought up on Assembly dances and hunt suppers in Annapolis. The time is 1800 -- the year of another kind of ""new politics"" when the new Republicans oppose the old Federalists, and the former will triumph with the election of Thomas Jefferson. Nancy too takes sides -- abandoning her prim fiance for a young journalist who ""seems almost like a gentleman"" and is certainly more alive.... A barely all right story easily if not loosely written so that sentences like ""her heart seemed to be falling breathlessly"" drop with a perceptible thud.

Pub Date: Oct. 20th, 1969
Publisher: Westminster