The Resource American duchess : a novel of Consuelo Vanderbilt, Karen Harper

American duchess : a novel of Consuelo Vanderbilt, Karen Harper

Label
American duchess : a novel of Consuelo Vanderbilt
Title
American duchess
Title remainder
a novel of Consuelo Vanderbilt
Statement of responsibility
Karen Harper
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Reimagines the life of American heiress Consuelo Vanderbilt as the reluctant and bullied bride of the Duke of Marlborough before she finds the inner strength to fight for women's equality
  • Before Meghan and Harry, another American 'princess' captured the hand of an English aristocrat. Now, Karen Harper tells the tale of Consuelo Vanderbilt, her The Wedding of the Century to the Duke of Marlborough, and her quest to find meaning behind the glitter and the gold. On a cold November day in 1895, a carriage approaches St Thomas Episcopal Church on New York City's Fifth Avenue. Massive crowds surge forward, awaiting their glimpse of heiress Consuelo Vanderbilt. Just 18, the beautiful bride has not only arrived late, but in tears, yet her marriage to the aloof Duke of Marlborough proceeds. Bullied into the wedding by her indomitable mother, Alva, Consuelo loves another. But a deal was made, trading some of the vast Vanderbilt wealth for a title and prestige, and Consuelo, bred to obey, realizes she must make the best of things. At Blenheim Palace, Consuelo is confronted with an overwhelming list of duties, including producing an heir and a spare, but her relationship with the duke quickly disintegrates. Consuelo finds an inner strength, charming everyone from debutantes to diplomats including Winston Churchill, as she fights for women's suffrage. And when she takes a scandalous leap, can she hope to attain love at last...? From the dawning of the opulent Gilded Age, to the battles of the Second World War, American Duchess is a riveting tale of one woman's quest to attain independence--at any price
  • November, 1895, St Thomas Episcopal Church on New York City's Fifth Avenue. Heiress Consuelo Vanderbilt, just 18, has been bullied by her mother into marriage to the aloof Duke of Marlborough. Some of the vast Vanderbilt wealth was traded for a title and prestige, and Consuelo, bred to obey, realizes she must make the best of things. At Blenheim Palace, Consuelo is confronted with an overwhelming list of duties, including producing an heir and a spare, but her relationship with the duke quickly disintegrates. She is charming everyone from debutantes to diplomats, as she fights for women's suffrage. And when she takes a scandalous leap, can she hope to attain love at last? -- adapted from jacket
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Harper, Karen
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3558.A624792
LC item number
A78 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Balsan, Consuelo Vanderbilt
  • Nobility
  • Americans
  • Marriages of royalty and nobility
  • Aristocracy (Social class)
Target audience
adult
Label
American duchess : a novel of Consuelo Vanderbilt, Karen Harper
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"P.S. insights, interviews & more ..."--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
350, 7 pages
Isbn
9780062748331
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1085895257
  • 880807
  • (OCoLC)on1085895257
  • 880807
Label
American duchess : a novel of Consuelo Vanderbilt, Karen Harper
Publication
Copyright
Note
"P.S. insights, interviews & more ..."--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
350, 7 pages
Isbn
9780062748331
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1085895257
  • 880807
  • (OCoLC)on1085895257
  • 880807

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