This is the story of suits and marriages based on conjunction of interests in the late 19th century between wealthy Americans and British Aristocracy. It details how they lived, what they wore, how they amused themselves, where they lived and what they ate and drank.
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AMERICAN HEIRESSES TAKE ON THE PEERAGE
In 1895, nine American girls, including a Vanderbilt (railroads), LaRoche (pharmaceuticals), Rogers (oil) and Whitney (New York trolleys), married peers of the British realmoXamong them, a duke, an earl, three barons and a knight. It was the peak year of a social phenomenon that began in the Gilded Age after the Civil War and handed down the legacy of Anglomania, Preppies, the Jet Set, even Winston Churchill and Princess Diana, offspring of such Anglo-American alliances. In all, more than 100 American heiresses invaded Britannia and swapped dollars for titles. TO MARRY AN ENGLISH LORD is their story.
The book thato_s comme il faut
Tales of wealth and marriage, sex and snobbery, featuring:
Ñh Stuffy Old New York and Mrs. Astoro_s oß400or
Ñh Pushy Mamas, Wall Street Fathers & The Quest for Class
Ñh Edward, The Prince of Wales Who Loved Rich American Girls
Ñh The Marriage Contract, Keeping House in a Castle, Doing Your Wifely Duty: The Heir & the Spare
Ñh Complete with: the Parties, the Clothes, the Scandals, the Love Affairs, and 100-Year-Old Gossip Thato_s Still ScorchingAbout the Author :
Gail MacColl Jarrett is a writer who lives in England.
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Description du livre Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd, 1989. Hardcover. État : New. book. N° de réf. du libraire M0283999721
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