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Clymer Library PB ROS (Text) 32596000481340 New Books Checked Out 06/22/2021

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  • ISBN: 9781984802811
  • ISBN: 198480281X
  • Physical Description: 382 pages (paperback) : genealogical tables ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Berkley, 2021.

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Includes Readers guide.
Summary, etc.:
"A peek behind the curtain at one of the most remarkable feuds in history: Mrs. Vanderbilt and Mrs. Astor's notorious battle for control of New York society during the Gilded Age, from the bestselling author of Park Avenue Summer In the glittering world of Manhattan's upper crust, where wives turn a blind eye to husbands' infidelities, and women have few rights and even less independence, society is everything. The more celebrated the hostess, the more powerful the woman. And none is more powerful than Caroline Astor--the Mrs. Astor. But times are changing. Alva Vanderbilt has recently married into one of America's richest families. But what good is money when society refuses to acknowledge you? When it carries on just as it has done for generations? Alva, who knows what it is to have nothing, will do whatever it takes to have everything. Sweeping three decades and based on true events, this gripping novel follows these two women as they try to outdo and outsmart each other at every turn. As Caroline comes closer to defeat and Alva closer to victory, both will make surprising discoveries about themselves and what's truly at stake"-- Provided by publisher.
1876. In the glittering world of Manhattan's upper crust, wives turn a blind eye to husbands' infidelities, and women have few rights and even less independence. The more celebrated the hostess, the more powerful the woman. And none is more powerful than Caroline Astor-- The Mrs. Astor. Alva Vanderbilt has recently married into one of America's richest families, but what good is money when society refuses to acknowledge you? Alva will do whatever it takes to have everything. Over three decades these women try to outdo and outsmart each other at every turn. And both will make surprising discoveries about themselves-- and what is truly at stake. -- adapted from back cover
Subject: Belmont, Alva, 1853-1933 > Fiction.
Astor, Caroline Schermerhorn, 1830-1908 > Fiction.
Women > United States > Fiction.
Women's rights > Fiction.
Women > Suffrage > United States > Fiction.
Rich people > Fiction.
New York (N.Y.) > History > 19th century > Fiction.
Manhattan (New York, N.Y.) > History > 19th century > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Biographical fiction.
Biographical fiction.

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