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  • Paperback: 403 pages
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company; Reprint edition (March 15 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0761171959
  • ISBN-13: 978-0761171959
  • Product Dimensions: 22.8 x 15.3 x 2.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 544 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #70,069 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Megan on July 2 2004
Format: Paperback
Who says that history is boring and stuffy? This well-researched book is chock full of anecdotes, pictures, and facts to make the period and the subject come to life.
This book discusses the phenomenon of the "dollar princesses": American hieresses who married into titles abroad, particularly England. Amongst them were Winston Churchill's mother; a woman who was the second-highest ranking woman in the British empire (after only the queen); and maybe the most famous of all: Consuelo Vanderbuilt, who begrudgingly became the Duchess of Marlborough in a marriage aranged by her social-climbing mother.
Written informally, with lots of pictures, this might be a great book to buy a teenager who is just transitioning into "grown-up" non-fiction, but finds most of it dry and uninteresting. It is also a must-read for anyone who plans on traveling to country-houses in England, as it gives a more accurate view of what it was like to actually have to live in one of those monstrosities! Anyone who is interested in the history of class in America, or of the British Aristocracy, would also be interested.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By S. Fackler on Nov. 8 2002
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Every time I read this book it becomes more and more interesting. Meticulously researched, with great little anecdotes and etiquette tips.
This book is a lot of fun! I especially liked the many photographs of the designer gowns (most by Worth, if you please!) that are liberally scattered throughout.
If you're ananglophile you'll want to get this one!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By R. Tiedemann on Jan. 18 2004
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Those few of us who have wondered why in the world a comfortable, cosseted American girl would want to marry an Englishman and live in a cold climate in an even colder stone castle will find answers here, even if the answers aren't satisfactory to the modern ear.
Think of it: wealthy American society girls, products of generations of men and women who gave lives and fortunes to escape a Royalist society, thought it a worthy investment of their lives, loves and wealth to buy an English title in the form of a husband. It's understandable that men who have no money and are saddled with huge estates and titles with no way to support themselves "in the manner to which they have become accustomed" would search out these women. It's another matter to understand the women, especially if they were bright and energetic (like the fabled Jenny Jerome).
Of course the first women to get involved in this weird method of social climbing didn't realize what was involved. (Though why American society decided that an English title was important in the United States, especially if it could be bought with money, still escapes me.) The problems included loveless husbands who paid little attention to their wives and carried on affairs; cold and drafty castles into which Papa sank tons of money to no avail as far as comfort was concerned; families who refused to accept them in spite (or because) of the fact that they provided the money to keep the lifestyle intact; servants who often were sulky and rebellious ("but we've ALWAYS done it that way"); children they handed over to nannies. The first brides must have kept the hardships and loneliness from the succeeding generation, for the rage for English titles prevailed from the mid-19th century almost through the mid-20th century.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 8 2002
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Every time I picked this book up--just to browse for a few minutes--I found myself pulled in to the story of all of those girls and their families, and the men they were after, who were also after them, to the point where I'd have to force myself to put the book down when it was time to do something else. The book is a light read, with lots of side-boxes explaining everything from the background of a Worth gown, to calling card etiquette, to the cost of running an English country estate. I have bought dozens of books from Amazon and have never felt compelled to write a review before. This book gets my 100% endorsement.
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A delightful book, mixing history with a humorous look at social mores. Its sub-title - Tales of Wealth, Marriage, Sex and Snobbery perfectly describes its contents.
Tongue in cheek, the writers provide a comprehensive look at those most useful marriages of money (American) and titles (British). That either party should be happy or in love was hardly the point.
One of the writers is a marriage therapist - one wonders how the research - which, by the way, is extensive - affected her view of today's far more tenderly nurtured brides.
This book looks at a wide variety of aspects of these transatlantic marriages. Each aspect is dealt with succinctly so that it never becomes boring or tedious. There are many illustrations so that even those with the shortest of attention spans can maintain an interest.
The writers maintain a tongue-in-cheek, gossipy style with veiled allusions to the less virtuous aspects of the lifestyles of these rich and famous. Think what you will and enjoy the mild titillation.
The extensive research underpinning this delightful book is evident in the Register of American heiresses, the detailed index and useful list of suggested reading.
This is a book to dip into frequently when you need a taste of delicious, under-stated, aged-to-perfection celebrity scandal.
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