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Consuelo And Alva Vanderbilt: The Story of a Daughter and a Mother in the Gilded Age
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Harpercollins
Publication date January 1, 2006
Pages 579
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780066214184
ISBN-10 0066214181
Dimensions 1.50 by 6.25 by 9 in.
Weight 2.10 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $27.95
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The colorful story of the Vanderbilt women, Consuelo and her mother Alva, describes their lurid adventures on both sides of the Atlantic and how their intriguing relationship unfolded during an age of callousness, ambition, and material excess. 25,000 first printing.
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When Consuelo Vanderbilt's grandfather died, he was the richest man in America. Her father soon started to spend the family fortune, enthusiastically supported by Consuelo's mother, Alva, who was determined to take the family to the top of New York society—forcing a heartbroken Consuelo into a marriage she did not want with the underfunded Duke of Marlborough. But the story of Consuelo and Alva is more than a tale of enterprising social ambition, Gilded Age glamour, and the emptiness of wealth. It is a fascinating account of two extraordinary women who struggled to break free from the world into which they were born—a world of materialistic concerns and shallow elitism in which females were voiceless and powerless—and of their lifelong dedication to noble and dangerous causes and the battle for women's rights.



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from Harpercollins (January 1, 2006)
9780066214184 | details & prices | 579 pages | 6.25 × 9.00 × 1.50 in. | 2.10 lbs | List price $27.95
About: The colorful story of the Vanderbilt women, Consuelo and her mother Alva, describes their lurid adventures on both sides of the Atlantic and how their intriguing relationship unfolded during an age of callousness, ambition, and material excess.
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Reprint edition from Perennial (January 1, 2007)
9780060938253 | details & prices | 579 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.25 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $17.99
About: The colorful story of the Vanderbilt women, Consuelo and her mother Alva, describes their lurid adventures on both sides of the Atlantic and how their intriguing relationship unfolded during an age of callousness, ambition, and material excess.

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