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The Resource American Duchess

American Duchess

Label
American Duchess
Title
American Duchess
Statement of responsibility
Karen Harper
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Before there was Meghan Markle, there was Consuelo Vanderbilt, the original American Duchess. Karen Harper tells the tale of Consuelo Vanderbilt, her “The Wedding of the Century” to the Duke of Marlborough, and her quest to find meaning behind “the glitter and the gold.” On a cold November day in 1895, a carriage approaches St Thomas Episcopal Church on New York City’s Fifth Avenue. Massive crowds surge forward, awaiting their glimpse of heiress Consuelo Vanderbilt. Just 18, the beautiful bride has not only arrived late, but in tears, yet her marriage to the aloof Duke of Marlborough proceeds. Bullied into the wedding by her indomitable mother, Alva, Consuelo loves another. But a deal was made, trading some of the vast Vanderbilt wealth for a title and prestige, and Consuelo, bred to obey, realizes she must make the best of things. At Blenheim Palace, Consuelo is confronted with an overwhelming list of duties, including producing an “heir and a spare,” but her relationship with the duke quickly disintegrates. Consuelo finds an inner strength, charming everyone from debutantes to diplomats including Winston Churchill, as she fights for women’s suffrage. And when she takes a scandalous leap, can she hope to attain love at last...?
Summary
The best-selling author of Dark Angel reimagines the life of American heiress Consuelo Vanderbilt as the reluctant and bullied bride of the Duke of Marlborough before she finds the inner strength to fight for women's equality
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
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10754997
Cataloging source
BT
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Harper, Karen
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Biographical Fiction
  • Family Sagas
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
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a novel of Consuelo Vanderbilt
Label
American Duchess
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:HUS_589048
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062748348
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
American Duchess
Control code
BORROWBOX:HUS_589048
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062748348
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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