In 1895, nine American girls, including a Vanderbilt (railroads), LaRoche (pharmaceuticals), Rogers (oil) and Whitney (New York trolleys), married peers of the British new money, among them, a duke, an earl, three barons and a knight. It was the peak year of a social phenomenon that began when the entrenched members of old New York snubbed these "new money" families after the Civil War, sending them off to England in quest of class and bequeathing to us Anglomania, Preppy, the Jet Set, and even Princess Di.
Here is the American Heiress's story. Filled with tales of wealth and marriage, sex and snobbery -- and 100-year-old gossip that's still scorching -- "To Marry an English Lord" is a heavily illustrated and energetically presented popular history. A rich tapestry of essays, sidebars, fact-filled boxes, and lively anecdotesoXcombined with wealth of portraits, drawings, photographs, and other rare Victoriana -- it chronicles the era of Mrs. Astor, Edith Wharton, King Edward VII, and the Marlborough House Set. Over 100 heiresses swapped dollars for titles. "To Marry an English Lord" is the only book to tell how they did it. Selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club.
Title: TO MARRY AN ENGLISH LORD OR, HOW ANGLOMANIA REALLY GOT STARTED
Categories: World History,
ISBN Number: 0894809393
ISBN Number 13: 9780894809392
Book Condition: GOOD / VERY GOOD
Seller ID: 138284
Description: SOFTCOVER ILLUSTRATED [ 9/1989] [MACCOLL & WALLACE] OR, HOW ANGLOMANIA REALLY GOT STARTED
Keywords: SOFTCOVER ILLUSTRATED,