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Author De Courcy, Anne, author
Title The husband hunters : social climbing in London and New York / Anne de Courcy
Imprint London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, an imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd., 2017
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  HT653.G7 D43 2017    AVAILABLE    30610020569463
Descript x, 307 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits (some color) ; 24 cm
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Note "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"-- Back cover
Includes bibliographical references (pages 286-291) and index
Where They Came From -- The 'Buccaneers' -- Jennie -- The First Duke Captured -- Living in the Country -- Mrs Paran Stevens -- Alva -- Newport -- The 'Marrying Wilsons' -- The Call of Europe -- Virginia -- Maud -- Royal Connections -- The Bradley-Martins -- Fitting In -- or Not -- Tennie Claflin: The Odd One Out -- The River of Gold -- It Was All Too Much
Subject Mate selection -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century
Mate selection -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century
Intercountry marriage -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century
Intercountry marriage -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century
Heiresses -- United States -- Biography
Americans -- Great Britain -- Biography
Americans -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century
Americans -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century
Americans. fast (OCoLC)fst00807488
Heiresses. fast (OCoLC)fst01747995
Intercountry marriage. fast (OCoLC)fst00976075
Mate selection. fast (OCoLC)fst01011691
Great Britain. fast (OCoLC)fst01204623
United States. fast (OCoLC)fst01204155
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Biography. fast (OCoLC)fst01423686
History. fast (OCoLC)fst01411628
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