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Title The husband hunters : social climbing in London and New York /
Anne de Courcy.
Author De Courcy, Anne, author. (2)
Publisher Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London,
Published 2017.
ISBN 9781474601443 (paperback)
1474601448 (paperback)
9781474601436
147460143X
MARC No ocn988612151
Pages x, 307 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm.
Notes Towards the end of the nineteenth century and for the first few years of the twentieth, a strange invasion took place in Britain. The citadel of power, privilege and breeding in which the titled, land-owning governing class had barricaded itself for so long was breached. The incomers were a group of young women who, fifty years earlier, would have been looked on as the alien denizens of another world - the New World, to be precise. From 1874 - the year that Jennie Jerome, the first known 'Dollar Princess', married Randolph Churchill - to 1905, dozens of young American heiresses married into the British peerage, bringing with them all the fabulous wealth, glamour and sophistication of the Gilded Age...
Subject Mate selection Great Britain History 19th century. (1)
Mate selection Great Britain History 20th century. (1)
Intercountry marriage Great Britain History 19th century. (1)
Intercountry marriage Great Britain History 20th century. (1)
Heiresses United States Biography. (2)
Americans Great Britain Biography. (1)
Americans Great Britain History 19th century. (1)
Americans Great Britain History 20th century. (1)
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Location Collection Call Status Reserves Volume
Holdings Dargaville Non fiction 306. 845 DEC Issued

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