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The Buccaneers 

Four American girls go to England to find husbands.
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Series cast summary:
Carla Gugino ...  Nan St. George 5 episodes, 1995
Alison Elliott ...  Virginia St. George 5 episodes, 1995
Mira Sorvino ...  Conchita Closson 5 episodes, 1995
Rya Kihlstedt ...  Lizzy Elmsworth 5 episodes, 1995
Mark Tandy ...  Lord Seadown 5 episodes, 1995
Dinsdale Landen ...  Lord Brightlingsea 5 episodes, 1995
Michael Kitchen ...  Sir Helmsley Thwaite 5 episodes, 1995
Cherie Lunghi ...  Laura Testvalley 5 episodes, 1995
Sophie Dix ...  Lady Honoria Marabel 5 episodes, 1995
Sienna Guillory ...  Lady Felicia Marabel 5 episodes, 1995
Rosemary Leach ...  Lady Brightlingsea 5 episodes, 1995
Emily Hamilton ...  Lady Georgina 5 episodes, 1995
Ronan Vibert ...  Lord Richard Marabel 5 episodes, 1995
Greg Wise ...  Guy Thwaite 5 episodes, 1995
James Frain ...  Julius Folyat 4 episodes, 1995
Sheila Hancock ...  Dowager Duchess / ... 4 episodes, 1995
Richard Huw Richard Huw ...  Hector Robinson 4 episodes, 1995
Jenny Agutter ...  Idina Hatton 4 episodes, 1995
Connie Booth ...  Jackie March 4 episodes, 1995
Alister Cameron Alister Cameron ...  Longlands Butler 3 episodes, 1995
Vicky Blake Vicky Blake ...  Rose 3 episodes, 1995
Diana Blackburn Diana Blackburn ...  Lady Gertrude 3 episodes, 1995
Matt Patresi ...  Lord Percy 3 episodes, 1995
Peter Michael Goetz ...  Colonel St. George 3 episodes, 1995
Bev Willis Bev Willis ...  Fisher 3 episodes, 1995
Elizabeth Ashley ...  Mrs. Closson 3 episodes, 1995
Gwen Humble ...  Mrs. St. George 2 episodes, 1995
Gresby Nash Gresby Nash ...  Miles Dawnley 2 episodes, 1995
Margery Withers Margery Withers ...  Garton 2 episodes, 1995
Richard Cubison Richard Cubison ...  Jeweller 2 episodes, 1995


Because of their "new money" background, four American girls have difficulty breaking into the upper-crust society of New York. Laura Testvalley, the governess of one of the girls, suggests a London season and thus the young women set sail for England and the unsuspecting English aristocracy. In England, all the girls soon find eligible husbands and the youngest girl, Nan, seems to land the best husband of them all: the handsome and very wealthy Julius, Duke of Trevennick. Nan and Julius meet for the first time in a ruin, which is an indication of where their marriage is soon heading. After the nuptials, Julius seems more interested in clocks and stable boys than Nan's happiness, and all the girls soon discover that English upper-class men are not at all what they expected and hoped for. Written by Anonymous

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Edith Wharton and Jane Austen -- TWO DIFFERENT AUTHORS!
11 July 2006 | by VirginianaSee all my reviews

Seez, you seem to be very confused.

Edith Wharton and Jane Austen are two totally different authors. They both were women and both wrote socially-oriented novels, but that's about all they have in common.

Jane Austen was English. She lived from 1775 to 1817 and published only six books, two posthumously. The major theme of her books is genteel but impoverished young women trying to make advantageous marriages. She had nothing whatsoever to do with the story of The Buccaneers; she died 120 years before the book was written.

Edith Wharton was an American. A member of New York's old Society, she was born Edith Jones in 1862. She was married at age 23 to Teddy Wharton, a socially acceptable young man, but the union was not happy. She published her first book in 1900 and soon moved to France when she began to experience commercial success. She would spend much of the rest of her life in Europe, divorcing Teddy when he threatened to spend all her money, for as a best-selling author her income was large. Wharton's books center around the American social scene and the socially constricting expectations of that world; she usually portrays marriage as a sort of prison, as she herself experienced it. The Buccaneers (1937) was her last novel. She died before it was finished, but left an outline; it has actually been finished by several authors in several different versions based upon her notes.

And finally, it is not set in "the Regency period of English history" (that term refers specifically to the years 1811-1820). It is set in the 1870s.

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