The riveting novel of iron-willed Alva Vanderbilt and her illustrious kinfolk as they rule Gilded-Age big apple, from the New York Times bestselling writer of Z: a singular of Zelda Fitzgerald.
Alva Smith, her southern relatives destitute after the Civil battle, married into certainly one of America’s nice Gilded Age dynasties: the newly filthy rich yet socially kept away from Vanderbilts. missed through New York’s old-money circles and made up our minds to win recognize, she designed and outfitted nine mansions, hosted grand balls, and organized for her daughter to marry a duke. yet Alva additionally defied conference for girls of her time, announcing energy inside of her marriage and turning into a pace-setter within the women's suffrage stream.
With a nod to Jane Austen and Edith Wharton, in A Well-Behaved lady Therese Anne Fowler paints a glittering international of large wealth contrasted opposed to determined poverty, of social ambition and social scorn, of friendship and betrayal, and an unforgettable tale of a extraordinary lady. Meet Alva Smith Vanderbilt Belmont, case in point that background is made by means of those that understand the rules—and the right way to holiday them.
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