The Prodigal Daughter

( 56 )

Overview

Florentyna Kane inherited a vast hotel empire from her father, but his greatest gift to her was a love of America. It was his passionate devotion to the land's ideals that allowed a penniless Polish immigrant to become one of the world's wealthiest men. Florentyna knew from childhood that it was a debt she would someday try to repay by running for the highest political office in the country.

Along the path to power Florentyna finds fulfillment in love and family, but still she ...

See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (64) from $1.99   
  • Used (64) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 7
Showing 1 – 10 of 64 (7 pages)
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$1.99
Seller since 2010

Feedback rating:

(3592)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

Good
Book has a small amount of wear visible on the binding, cover, pages.Selection as wide as the Mississippi.

Ships from: St Louis, MO

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$1.99
Seller since 2005

Feedback rating:

(1324)

Condition: Acceptable
1993 Mass Market Paperback Fair This is a used book. Potential defects may exist (folds, creases, highlighting, writing/markings, staining, stickers and/or sticker residue, ... ETC. ) COAS Books, A Bookstore for Everyone. Buy with confidence-Satisfaction Guaranteed! Read more Show Less

Ships from: Las Cruces, NM

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$1.99
Seller since 2005

Feedback rating:

(21765)

Condition: Good
1993-09-15 Mass Market Paperback Good Mass market (rack) paperback. Glued binding. 496 p.

Ships from: Sparks, NV

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$1.99
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(2241)

Condition: Acceptable
Biggest little used bookstore in the world.

Ships from: Reno, NV

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$1.99
Seller since 2007

Feedback rating:

(9463)

Condition: Very Good
Book has appearance of light use with no easily noticeable wear.Millions of satisfied customers and climbing. Thriftbooks is the name you can trust, guaranteed. Spend Less. Read ... More. Read more Show Less

Ships from: Auburn, WA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$1.99
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:

(15722)

Condition: Very Good
Very Good condition.

Ships from: Frederick, MD

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$1.99
Seller since 2007

Feedback rating:

(2920)

Condition: Good
1983 Paperback Mass Market Paperback-Meets or exceeds the guidelines for GOOD condition. May have minimal wear or damage; may have previous owner's signature.

Ships from: San Jose, CA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$1.99
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:

(10586)

Condition: Good
Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear and the pages have only minimal creases.A tradition of southern quality and service. All books guaranteed at the Atlanta ... Book Company. Our mailers are 100% recyclable. Read more Show Less

Ships from: Atlanta, GA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$1.99
Seller since 2013

Feedback rating:

(299)

Condition: Good
Good

Ships from: Santa Ana, CA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$1.99
Seller since 2005

Feedback rating:

(21765)

Condition: Good
New York, NY 1993-09-15 Paperback Good Mass market (rack) paperback. Glued binding. 496 p.

Ships from: Sparks, NV

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 7
Showing 1 – 10 of 64 (7 pages)
Close
Sort by
The Prodigal Daughter

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK Study
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook - First Edition)
$5.99
BN.com price
Marketplace
BN.com

All Available Formats & Editions

Overview

Florentyna Kane inherited a vast hotel empire from her father, but his greatest gift to her was a love of America. It was his passionate devotion to the land's ideals that allowed a penniless Polish immigrant to become one of the world's wealthiest men. Florentyna knew from childhood that it was a debt she would someday try to repay by running for the highest political office in the country.

Along the path to power Florentyna finds fulfillment in love and family, but still she struggles upward with the burden of her duty and responsibility. And only a heartbeat away from her ultimate goal, she may sink in a mire of betrayal. For the price of power may well be higher than even Florentyna Kane can pay.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Nora Johnson
Mr. Archer substitutes tons of information for characterization and a breakneck pace for insights. It's all impossible: I longed for something to go wrong with Florentyna's Wonder Woman life, but hardly anything did. Still, for the most part I was very much behind Florentyna and will certainly vote for her. -- New York Times
From the Publisher
“Archer is one of the most captivating storytellers writing today. His novels are dramatic, fast moving, totally entertaining—and almost impossible to put down.” —Pittsburgh Press
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061007149
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/1/1993
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 464
  • Product dimensions: 4.28 (w) x 6.80 (h) x 1.31 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeffrey Archer

JEFFREY ARCHER was educated at Oxford University. He has served five years in Britain’s House of Commons and nineteen years in the House of Lords. All of his novels and short story collections—including Best Kept Secret, Sins of the Father, Kane and Abel, and False Impression—have been international bestselling books. Archer is married with two sons and lives in London and Cambridge.

Biography

Few contemporary writers can lay claim to as many career highs and lows as Jeffrey Archer -- bestselling novelist, disgraced politician, British peer, convicted perjurer, and former jailbird. And whether you view his misfortunes as bad luck or well-deserved comeuppance depends largely on how you feel about this gregarious, fast-talking force of nature.

Born in London and raised in Somerset, Archer attended Wellington School and worked at a succession of jobs before being hired to teach Physical Education at Dover College. He gained admission to Brasenose College at Oxford, where he distinguished himself as a first-class sprinter and a tireless promoter, famously inveigling the Beatles into supporting a fundraising drive he spearheaded on behalf of the then-obscure charity Oxfam.

After leaving Oxford, Archer continued work as a fundraiser and ran successfully for political office. He was elected to the House of Commons in 1969 but was forced to step down in 1974 when he lost his fortune in a fraudulent investment scheme. He turned to writing in order to stave off bankruptcy. His first novel, Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less, was published in 1976 and became an instant hit. It was followed, in quick succession, by a string of bestsellers, including his most famous novel, Kane and Abel (1979), which was subsequently turned into a blockbuster CBS-TV miniseries.

On the strength of his literary celebrity, Archer revived his political career in 1985, serving as Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party under Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. The following year he was forced to resign over a scandal involving payment to a London prostitute. (He admitted paying the money, but denied vehemently that it was for sex.) In 1987, he sued a British tabloid for libel and was awarded damages in the amount of 500,000 pounds.

Despite the adverse publicity, Queen Elizabeth (acting on the advice of Prime Minister John Major) awarded Archer a life peerage in 1992. The Conservative Party selected him to run for Mayor of London in the 2000 election, but he withdrew from the race when perjury charges were brought against him in the matter of the 1987 libel trial. In 2001, he was convicted and served half of a four-year prison term. (He turned the experience into three bestselling volumes of memoir!) Since his release, Lord Archer has expressed no interest in returning to public office, choosing instead to concentrate on charity work and on his writing career.

Controversy has dogged Archer most of his adult life. Claims still circulate that he falsified his paperwork to gain entrance to Oxford; and, at various other times, he has been accused of shoplifting, padding expenses, insider trading, misappropriation of funds, and financing a failed coup d'état against a foreign government. Needless to say, all this has kept him squarely in the sights of the British tabloids.

Yet, for all the salacious headlines and in spite of lukewarm reviews, Archer remains one of Britain's most popular novelists. His books will never be classified as great literature, but his writing is workmanlike and he has never lost his flair for storytelling. In addition to his novels, he has also written short stories and plays. Clearly, in "art," as in life, Jeffrey Archer has proved himself an affable survivor.

Good To Know

Archer was once a competitive runner and represented Great Britain in international competition.

Regarding the sex scandal that ultimately landed her husband in prison, Lady Mary Archer, the author's wife of 35 years, told reporters that she was "cross" with her husband but that "we are all human and Jeffrey manages to be more human than most. I believe his virtues and talents are also on a larger scale."

The prison where Archer was transferred for carrying out his perjury sentence in October 2001 is a "low security" jail on the Lincolnshire coast, a facility known for raising high-quality pork. According to one authority, "It is considered to be a cushy little place."

After his "fall from grace," Archer counted former Conservative PMs Margaret Thatcher and John Major among his many loyal supporters.

In the 1980s, Archer and his wife, Mary, purchased the Old Vicarage, Grantchester, a house associated with the poet Rupert Brooke.
Read More Show Less
    1. Hometown:
      London and the Old Vicarage, Grantchester
    1. Date of Birth:
      April 15, 1940
    1. Education:
      Attended Brasenose College, Oxford, 1963-66. Received a diploma in sports education from Oxford Institute

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4
( 56 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(26)

4 Star

(14)

3 Star

(8)

2 Star

(5)

1 Star

(3)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
See All Sort by: Showing 1 – 20 of 56 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2012

    Enjoyable Reading

    Although fictional, Archer has injected enough historical facts into his yarns that they almost mirror reality, this one was no exception. The Prodigal Daughter is the story of the rise of a first generation Polish American woman into the American educational, business and political systems. She aspires to become the first female President of the United States. The story gives the reader a small glimpse of the behind the scenes deals and deception rampant in American Politics. Easy and understandable but not a page turner; it is simply put, a good story.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2012

    Anonymous

    I noticed that this book was written a few years back. I hope it was in the best sellers list or even on Oprah's must read list.
    This is one of the most entertaining and compelling book I have had the pleasure of reading for quite some time. I love that the author introduced you to the main character from the time she was born to her presidency. I felt that I was there every step of the way. I think that Florentyne's success in her life was all due to the wonderful nanny who raised her, guided her, nutured her and devoted most of her life to make sure she stayed on course. The mother, Zaphia left all of the care of her child to the nanny. Which was a good thing. I admired Florentyne and Richard because they were both raised in a life of wealth and privelege and they used it and not abused it. Florentyne seemed to have the "Midas Touch" She was the definition of success. She was able to juggle family, husband, and a demanding career, and still come out on top. In reality, this is not possible. Something has to give.
    I felt she deserved to be elected president by the people's vote instead of being plucked off a golf course and being whisked off to the white house. She finally achieved her dream but under the circumstances she could not have forseen.
    Wonderful book, five star rating, highly recommended, Jeffrey Archer at his best!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted May 18, 2012

    Sequel to Kane and Abel. Two great books.

    I LOVE MY NOOK!!!!!!!! I recommend it to any reader.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted March 15, 2009

    more from this reviewer

    A most captivating continuing story of life in America.

    Another great novel by Jeffrey Archer. He is a mastermind in producing wonderful sagas in his captivation of great characters and plots. The "Prodigal Daughter" is a continuation of "Kane and Abel", and tells of how both the family's next generation comes alive in this tale.
    The history of America comes alive as the plot brings the families of two different families together to continue in their quest to live in America.
    The historical political background this author shows is mesmerizing to the readers. One feels they are truly in the political arena of this great nation.
    The heart warming character, Florentyna Kane, will become beloved by all who read about her honest and difficult travels to achieve her childhood goals. Florentyna's struggles, achievements, sadness, and happiness will keep you enthralled to the end.
    This book is so thrilling, dramatic, and romantic it was impossible to put the book down for even a minute. Many days passed as I had to put my life on hold as I finished reading this wonderful book with such a great plot.
    I recommend everyone to read this book and all previous and future books about the continuing story of this great American family from such different backgrounds. It was my pleasure to have read this book from cover to cover. It shows how anyone can make their place if they work hard enough into the annals of American history.

    Cherry Blossom

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2012

    Good

    Good

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2012

    Love this author!

    Glad that I was able to get this on my Nook tablet. Bought the actual book at an airport book store many years ago, and then proceeded to forget it on the plane when I landed. This is a must read!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted May 2, 2012

    Good story well told

    Jeffery Archer tells stories that span generations and in which the good wins but at a cost. This story is a fun read. There are some good insights into the immigrant experience of adjusting to America. I would recommend this to anyone who wanted to spend a day, sitting by a fire, reading an uplifting and interesting story.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted August 10, 2011

    Awful...

    Looked foward to reading after finishing Kane & Abel and was so disappiinted I didn't even finish it!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted April 28, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    AWESOME,STUNNING,UNFORGETTABLE,THE BEST NOVEL EVER!

    I have read it last week and have already begun reading it again this morning,it seems as if am a part of the story(Edward Winchester).

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2002

    Couldn't wait for this one

    This is the sequal to Archer's most acclaimed book Kane and Abel and it does not disappoint the reader. It is the story Kane's daughter Florentyna. When she inherited her father's hotel chain there didn't seem much to strive for. But being rich is not the only important thing in life. There is power and there is obligation. Florentyna is striving to succeed at both. There are however enemies who could destroy her dream. Once again Archer intrigues the reader to the last page.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2001

    A great sequel

    Excellent!! I want to keep reading about the characters from the original Kane & Abel forever! I feel like I know them personally!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2000

    Excellent Book

    I have already read it three times...it says everything!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2014

    Prodigal Daughter

    Love Archer books, but Prodigal Daughter added more political pages than necessary to read. Should have gone right to the ending
    source. Not being a very political person myself, book became quite boring during the "political" pages. Just scanned and kept going. I have order "shall we tell the president" and hope I have not paid $9.99 just to read more politics....hope this is the end of this trilogy, which was great in the beginning...

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2013

    Highly recommend

    I love Jeffrey Archer books. He keeps you interested from the begnning of his books. Great writer. good story.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted September 20, 2013

    Good but not as good as Kane and Abel

    Too much from Kane and Abel and way too political for me.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2013

    Recommended

    Quality sequel to Kane and able with a strong woman main character Ending could have been extended- unless another sequel is planned...

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2013

    .....RADAR.....FEBUARY 25TH, 2013.....

    I can't see where anyone could give this book ONE STAR, while claiming to have read "KANE & ABEL" and liking it. The "PRODICAL DAUGHTER" is also another Jeffery Archer 5 STAR novel...RADAR...

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2013

    Wow.. Just wow..!! A sequel as good as the original..!! (if not

    Wow.. Just wow..!! A sequel as good as the original..!! (if not better).

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2012

    Kept making me mad!

    Loved this book and so far all of the ones I've read! In this one i kept getting so mad at the ones that made Florentyna believe the lies! Kept me reading for sure and now I cantwait to start the next one!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2012

    recommended

    great read

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
See All Sort by: Showing 1 – 20 of 56 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)