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The author of the bestseller White Mischief tells the story of the beautiful Langhorne sisters, who lived at the Pinnacle of high and powerful society from the end of the Civil War through the Second World War. Making their way across two continents, they left in their wakes rich husbands, fame, adoration, and scandal.

Lizzie, Irene, Nancy, Phyllis, and Nora were born in Virginia to a family impoverished by the Civil War. Their father remade his fortune by collaborating with the Yankees and building rail-roads; the sisters became southern belles and northern debutantes. James Fox draws on unpublished correspondence between the sisters and their husbands, lovers, children, and the powerful and glamorous of their day to construct a plural topography with the scope of a grand novel and the pace of a historical thriller.

At its center is the most famous sister, Nancy, who married Waldorf Astor, one of the richest men in the world. Heroic, hilarious, magnetically charming, and a bully, Lady Astor became Britain's first female MP, championing women's rights and the poor. The beautiful Irene married Charles Dana Gibson and was the model for the Gibson Girl. The author's grandmother, Phyllis, married a famous economist, one of the architects of modern Europe.

Fox has written an absorbing and spirited, intimate and sweeping account of extraordinary women at the highest reaches of society, their adventures set against the background of a tumultuous century.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. ) and index.

About the Author

James Fox was born in Washington, D.C., in 1945. He worked as a journalist in Africa, and later at the Sunday Times in London. He is the author of the bestselling White Mischief.

Table of Contents

Contents

The Cast of Characters

The Langhorne Family Tree

1 The Langhornes

2 Mr. Langhorne's Rock

3 Mrs. Langhorne's Violet Lunch

4 Mr. Shaw and Mr. Brooks

5 Going Back in the Boats

6 Nancy and the Astors

7 Nancy the Good

8 Conquering Society

9 The Marriage of Nora

10 The Returning Pilgrim

11 Phyllis and the Captain

12 Bright Young Men

13 Fly Sickness

14 Outbreak of War

15 Trenches

16 Dear Mr. Brand

17 The Men in the Room

18 Writing from School

19 The Right Honourable Nancy Astor, MP

20 Nancy the Ringmaster

21 The Boy Problem

22 Nora's Garden of Roses

23 Winkie and the Jazz Age

24 Nancy to Moscow, Bobbie to Jail

25 Papa Wants a Little Gun

26 Scott Fitzgerald's Intimate Strangers

27 A Shovel in the Post

28 Alone in the Universe

29 Cockburn's "Cliveden Set"

30 Fort Augustus

Acknowledgments

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684808123
Subtitle:
The Langhornes of Virginia
Author:
Fox, James
Author:
Fox James
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Virginia
Subject:
Regional Subjects - South
Subject:
Rich & Famous
Subject:
Americans
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography-Historical - U.S.
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Women
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography-Regional Subjects - South
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography-Historical - General
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : General
Copyright:
Series Volume:
no. HCFA
Publication Date:
20000309
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Grade Level:
General/trade
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.125 in 29.600 oz

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