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The Husband Hunters

  • Livre Relié
  • 320 Nombre de pages
De Courcy's books are diverting and full of fascinating anecdotes and shrewd commentary. This one is no exception. Describing the ... Lire la suite
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De Courcy's books are diverting and full of fascinating anecdotes and shrewd commentary. This one is no exception. Describing the fortunes of young American heiresses pushed into courtship and marriage with impoverished English aristocrats, she reminds the reader that social climbing and snobbery are abiding features in human nature

Préface
A sparkling social history of the 'Dollar Princesses', the young American heiresses who married into the English aristocracy.

Auteur
Anne de Courcy is the author of thirteen widely acclaimed works of social history and biography, including MARGOT AT WAR, THE FISHING FLEET, THE VICEROY'S DAUGHTERS and DEBS AT WAR. She lives in London and Gloucestershire.

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A social history of the 'dollar princesses', the young American heiresses who married into the English aristocracy in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. From the author of "Margot At War, The Viceroy's Daughter" and many others. Not final jacket image.



Résumé

Towards the end of the nineteenth century and for the first few years of the twentieth, a strange invasion took place in Britain. The citadel of power, privilege and breeding in which the titled, land-owning governing class had barricaded itself for so long was breached. The incomers were a group of young women who, fifty years earlier, would have been looked on as the alien denizens of another world - the New World, to be precise. From 1874 - the year that Jennie Jerome, the first known 'Dollar Princess', married Randolph Churchill - to 1905, dozens of young American heiresses married into the British peerage, bringing with them all the fabulous wealth, glamour and sophistication of the Gilded Age.

Anne de Courcy sets the stories of these young women and their families in the context of their times. Based on extensive first-hand research, drawing on diaries, memoirs and letters, this richly entertaining group biography reveals what they thought of their new lives in England - and what England thought of them.

Informations sur le produit

Titre: The Husband Hunters
Sous-titre: Social Climbing in London and New York
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Code EAN: 9781474601436
ISBN: 978-1-4746-0143-6
Format: Livre Relié
Editeur: Orion
Genre: Histoire
nombre de pages: 320
Poids: g
Taille: H234mm x B153mm
Année: 2017

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