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Consuelo and Alva Vanderbilt: The Story of a Daughter and a Mother in the Gilded Age (P.S.)

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When Consuelo Vanderbilt's grandfather died, he was the richest man in America. Her father soon started to spend the family fortune, enthusiastically supported by Consuelo's mother, Alva, who was determined to take the family to the top of New York society—forcing a heartbroken Consuelo into a marriage she did not want with the underfunded Duke of Marlborough. But the story of Consuelo and Alva is more than a tale of enterprising social ambition, Gilded Age glamour, and the emptiness of wealth. It is a fascinating account of two extraordinary women who struggled to break free from the world into which they were born—a world of materialistic concerns and shallow elitism in which females were voiceless and powerless—and of their lifelong dedication to noble and dangerous causes and the battle for women's rights.

About the Author

Amanda Mackenzie Stuart took a first-class degree in history at the University of York. She has written and produced award-winning independent films, and her writings include historical screenplays. This is her first book.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060938253
Subtitle:
The Story of a Daughter and a Mother in the Gilded Age
Author:
Stuart, Amanda Macke
Author:
MacKenzie Stuart, Amanda
Author:
by Amanda Mackenzie Stuart
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
P.S.
Publication Date:
20070109
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
640
Dimensions:
8.08x5.30x1.13 in. 1.18 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Europe » Great Britain » 20th Century
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