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Title:
To marry an English Lord
Author:
MacColl, Gail, 1954-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Workman Pub., [2012]

©2012
Physical Description:
x, 403 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Summary:
Read about a unique set of American women cutting a swath through stodgy 19th century British aristocracy. The book covers not just who they were but the lows and the triumphs of their inter-continental marriages. Also included are many fascinating details on how they dressed and what they had to go through.
General Note:
"Tales of wealth and marriage, sex and snobbery"--Cover.

Originally published: 1989.
Language:
English
Contents:
The buccaneers. Old New York ; Rule Britannia ; Pushy mamas ; The first marriages -- The fair invaders. A turn in the tide ; Audacity & innocence ; The siege of London ; The competition ; Poor peers ; The self-made girl's wedding -- American heiresses : what will you bid? He stoops to conquer ; The plutocrats' daughters ; The match of the century ; She is now a duchess ; The American aristocrat's wedding -- Married heiresses. Happily ever after ; American wives & English husbands ; The heir & the spare ; Châtelaine, or, Where the money went ; Survival of the fastest ; At long last, love -- The new heiresses. Vivat rex ; Entertaining Edward ; The last marriages ; Till death or the judge do us part : the American heiress divorce ; Epilogue -- An American heiress directory. Register of American heiresses ; Walking tour of the American heiresses' London.
ISBN:
9780761171959
Format :
Book

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