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A well-behaved woman : a novel of the Vanderbilts

Author: Therese Fowler
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Alva Smith, her southern family destitute after the Civil War, married into one of America's great Gilded Age dynasties: the newly wealthy but socially shunned Vanderbilts. Ignored by New York's old-money circles and determined to win respect, she designed and built 9 mansions, hosted grand balls, and arranged for her daughter to marry a duke. But Alva also defied convention for women of her time, asserting power  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Biographical fiction
Fiction
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Fowler, Therese.
Well-behaved woman.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2018
(DLC) 2018019687
(OCoLC)1016946039
Named Person: Alva Belmont; Vanderbilt family; Alva Belmont; Vanderbilt family.
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Therese Fowler
ISBN: 9781250095497 1250095492
OCLC Number: 1057343219
Description: 1 online resource (392 pages)
Responsibility: Therese Anne Fowler.

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Alva Smith, her southern family destitute after the Civil War, married into one of America's great Gilded Age dynasties: the newly wealthy but socially shunned Vanderbilts. Ignored by New York's old-money circles and determined to win respect, she designed and built 9 mansions, hosted grand balls, and arranged for her daughter to marry a duke. But Alva also defied convention for women of her time, asserting power within her marriage and becoming a leader in the women's suffrage movement.

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