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The Resource The husband hunters : social climbing in London and New York, Anne de Courcy

The husband hunters : social climbing in London and New York, Anne de Courcy

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The husband hunters : social climbing in London and New York
Title
The husband hunters
Title remainder
social climbing in London and New York
Statement of responsibility
Anne de Courcy
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Towards the end of the nineteenth century and for the first few years of the twentieth, a strange invasion took place in Britain. The citadel of power, privilege and breeding in which the titled, land-owning governing class had barricaded itself for so long was breached. The incomers were a group of young women who, fifty years earlier, would have been looked on as the alien denizens of another world - the New World, to be precise. From 1874 - the year that Jennie Jerome, the first known 'Dollar Princess', 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. Anne de Courcy sets the stories of these young women and their families in the context of their times. Based on extensive first-hand research, drawing on diaries, memoirs and letters, this richly entertaining group biography reveals what they thought of their new lives in England - and what England thought of them
Summary
"A deliciously told group biography of the young, rich, American heiresses who married into the impoverished British gentry at the turn of the twentieth century - the real women who inspired Downton Abbey. Towards the end of the nineteenth century and for the first few years of the twentieth, a strange invasion took place in Britain. The citadel of power, privilege and breeding in which the titled, land-owning governing class had barricaded itself for so long was breached. The incomers were a group of young women who, fifty years earlier, would have been looked on as the alien denizens of another world - the New World, to be precise. From 1874 - the year that Jennie Jerome, the first known 'dollar princess', married Lord 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. Anne de Courcy sets the stories of these young women and their families in the context of their times. Based on extensive firsthand research, drawing on diaries, memoirs and letters, this richly entertaining group biography reveals what they thought of their new lives in England - and what England thought of them"--
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Writing style
Biography type
collective biography
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10687999
Cataloging source
QBCL
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De Courcy, Anne
Dewey number
941.081
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Mate selection
  • Mate selection
  • Intercountry marriage
  • Intercountry marriage
  • Heiresses
  • Americans
  • Aristocracy (Social class)
  • Americans
  • Aristocracy (Social class)
  • Americans
  • Courtship
  • Women
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
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American heiresses who married into the British aristocracy
Label
The husband hunters : social climbing in London and New York, Anne de Courcy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059986404
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 307 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781474601443
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)988612151
Label
The husband hunters : social climbing in London and New York, Anne de Courcy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059986404
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 307 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781474601443
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)988612151

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