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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

Label
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
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Towards the end of the 19th century and for the first few years of the 20th, 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, 50 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
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
De Courcy, Anne
Dewey number
  • 941'.08'09252
  • 941'.08'082
  • 941.08082
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Americans
  • Great Britain
  • Women
  • Courtship
  • Aristocracy (Social class)
  • History
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 MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781474601436
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 307 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781474601436
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour)
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 MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781474601436
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 307 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781474601436
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour)

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