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The Husband Hunters

  • Couverture cartonnée
  • 307 Nombre de pages
A sparkling social history of the 'Dollar Princesses', the young American heiresses who married into the English aristoc... Lire la suite
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A sparkling social history of the 'Dollar Princesses', the young American heiresses who married into the English aristocracy.

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.

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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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The young American heiresses who married into the English aristocracy who were referred to as 'Dollar Princesses' are considered in relation to the history of the day, from Jennie Jerome's marriage to Randolph Churchill in 1874 to the dozen comparable couplings that brought glamour and sophistication to the British peerage in 1905.

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Titre: The Husband Hunters
Sous-titre: Social Climbing in London and New York
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Code EAN: 9781474601450
ISBN: 1474601456
Format: Couverture cartonnée
nombre de pages: 307
Poids: 331g
Taille: H198mm x B128mm x T30mm
Année: 2018

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