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The Husband Hunters: American Heiresses Who Married into the British Aristocracy

Anne de Courcy.
Item #: D11530
Format: Hardcover
Pages/Publication Date: 320 / 2018
Publisher: St. Martin's
ISBN: 9781250164599
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From 1874—the year that "Dollar Princess" Jennie Jerome 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. Drawing on diaries, memoirs, and letters, Anne de Courcy sets the stories of these young women and their families in the context of their times. Illustrated with 16 pages of photos, this richly entertaining group biography profiles such figures as Alva Vanderbilt, Adele Grant Capell, Maud Cunard, and suffragette Tennessee Claflin, revealing what they thought of their new lives in England—and what England thought of them.

 

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