The Resource The husband hunters : American heiresses who married into the British aristocracy, Anne de Courcy

The husband hunters : American heiresses who married into the British aristocracy, Anne de Courcy

Label
The husband hunters : American heiresses who married into the British aristocracy
Title
The husband hunters
Title remainder
American heiresses who married into the British aristocracy
Statement of responsibility
Anne de Courcy
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A deliciously told group biography of the young, rich, American heiresses who married 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 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"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
De Courcy, Anne
Dewey number
305.48/21092313041
Index
index present
LC call number
DA125.A6
LC item number
D4 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Americans
  • HISTORY / Social History
  • HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain / Victorian Era (1837-1901)
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Rich & Famous
  • Manners and customs
  • Heiresses
  • Aristocracy (Social class)
  • Americans
  • Americans
  • Heiresses
  • Heiresses
  • Aristocracy (Social class)
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
Label
The husband hunters : American heiresses who married into the British aristocracy, Anne de Courcy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 307 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250164599
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2018013474
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (DLC) 2018013474
  • (OCoLC)1001329527
  • 1804821
  • 1822124
  • 1822124
  • 1837937
  • 1845231
Label
The husband hunters : American heiresses who married into the British aristocracy, Anne de Courcy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 307 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250164599
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2018013474
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (DLC) 2018013474
  • (OCoLC)1001329527
  • 1804821
  • 1822124
  • 1822124
  • 1837937
  • 1845231

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