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by Amanda Mackenzie Stuart

  • Author: Amanda Mackenzie Stuart
  • ISBN: 0007216874
  • ISBN13: 978-0007216871
  • ePub: 1351 kb | FB2: 1391 kb
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd (November 7, 2005)
  • Pages: 320
  • Rating: 4.3/5
  • Votes: 248
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Consuelo and Alva: Love and Power in the Gilded Age ePub download

This becomes a fatal flaw when Mackenzie Stuart starts issuing, by her tone and approach, invitations for you to weep at the awful fate of naive 18-year-old Consuelo Vanderbilt, married off in 1895 by her ambitious mother Alva to the cash-strapped Duke of Marlborough in a match that was more.

This becomes a fatal flaw when Mackenzie Stuart starts issuing, by her tone and approach, invitations for you to weep at the awful fate of naive 18-year-old Consuelo Vanderbilt, married off in 1895 by her ambitious mother Alva to the cash-strapped Duke of Marlborough in a match that was more commercial transaction than fairy tale.

Consuelo was forced/pushed by her mother to marry the 9th Duke of Marlborough of Blenheim Palace. Both the Duke and Consuelo were in love with other people. Needless to say, the marriage was not a success. Later Consuelo did marry a Frenchman and they had a happy marriage.

CONSUELO but while the Duke gazes steadily outwards, Sargent has painted Consuelo glancing anxiously to one side . The Story of a Mother and Daughter in the Gilded Age. Amanda Mackenzie Stuart. To my daughters, Daisy and Marianna.

CONSUELO but while the Duke gazes steadily outwards, Sargent has painted Consuelo glancing anxiously to one side with a striking air of melancholy.

book by Amanda Mackenzie Stuart. Consuelo and Alva Vanderbilt : The Story of a Daughter and a Mother in the Gilded Age. by Amanda Mackenzie Stuart. Consuelo and Alva Vanderbilt: The Story of a Daughter and a Mother in the Gilded Age. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 12 years ago.

Consuelo Vanderbilt was one of the greatest heiresses of the late 19th-century, a glittering . Yet the bride’s swollen face, barely hidden under the veil, presaged the unhappiness that lay in the couple’s painful twelve-year future

Consuelo Vanderbilt was one of the greatest heiresses of the late 19th-century, a glittering prize for suitors on both sides of the Atlantic. When she married, a crowd of over 2,000 onlookers gathered, and newspapers frenziedly reported every detail of the event, right down to the bridal underwear. Yet the bride’s swollen face, barely hidden under the veil, presaged the unhappiness that lay in the couple’s painful twelve-year future. It was not Consuelo, but her domineering mother who had forced the marriage through.

Originally published: New York : HarperCollins, 2006. Includes bibliographical references (pages 545-557) and index. When Consuelo'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 attain the top of New York society. She was adamant that her daughter should make a grand marriage to the underfunded Duke of Marlborough-it didn't matter that Consuelo loved someone else

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Consuelo Vanderbilt was one of the greatest heiresses of the late 19th-century, a glittering prize for suitors on both sides of the Atlantic. Books related to Consuelo and Alva Vanderbilt: The Story of a Mother and a Daughter in the ‘Gilded Age’ (Text Only). The Glitter and the Gold.

Consuelo and Alva Vanderbilt - Amanda Mackenzie Stuart. There were obstacles in the way of non-fiction, however. Consuelo and Alva left few private papers, and surviving sources were far from impartial. Both made attempts at autobiography. This book began with a story. Consuelo’s memoir The Glitter and the Gold was published in 1952.

Consuelo and alva vanderbilt. There was no way daughter Consuelo could be allowed to enjoy true love with a respectable New Englander; Alva steered her into the arms of the Duke of Marlborough. The Story of a Daughter and a Mother in the Gilded Age.

Consuelo and Alva Vanderbilt: The Story of a Mother and a Daughter in the & intelligent, insightful and highly readable book about the gilded cage of aristocratic marriage.

Consuelo and Alva Vanderbilt: The Story of a Mother and a Daughter in the & Age' (Paperback). Amanda Mackenzie Stuart (author). Mackenzie Stuart has treated us to some marvellous vignettes of life at Blenheim in the "Gilded Age". Antonia Fraser, The Times. completely absorbing. intelligent, insightful and highly readable book about the gilded cage of aristocratic marriage.

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Once started, this book was difficult to put down, even after having recently finishing Consuelo's book, "The Glitter and the Gold", which included similar information found in this book but presented in a different style. Ms. Stuart's writing style was easy-to-read and informative, and she included much more information about Alva and her relationship with Consuelo. It is truly remarkable how full a life both these women lived in a single life-span; and the influence they had on those around them (from American architectural influences, to the suffrage movement, to charity work in England and France)!
I oddly swayed between pity and envy when reading about Consuelo, especially Alva's control over her from the day she was born; but doubt Consuelo would have become the truly admirable person she was without this influence. They both experienced the grandest global lifestyle imaginable at the time (which Stuart describes in some detail); and Consuelo seemed to have taken full advantage of her opportunities to learn and grow as a person from those experiences, which seemed to have brought admiration from many of her peers. A trully enjoyable read!
Hanelynai
This is a good book that provides more details on this incredibly fasinating family. Alva Vanderbilt had decided that no "untitled" American was good enough for her daughter and sets out to ensure that Consuelo marries a "title" but then consigns her daughter to a loveless marriage in a foreign country. This book also highlights the importance Alva played to the women's liberation movement of the early 1900's. I do wish that they would have gone into more depth about the relationship between Alva and Consuelo as well as Consuelo to her two sons. I can tell from the other book I read about Consuelo, "The Glitter and the Gold," that Consuelo was an extremely private person, so it may be that these details just no longer exist. The concept of an arranged marriage is so foreign to our modern lives that it's hard to imagine. That alone makes this book a very intriguing read!
kolos
This is about two Vanderbilt women and how they changed society and women's rights. It's also an interesting story of how the other half lived in the gilded era. The research was brilliantly done, the facts and presentation presented in an interesting format. I couldn't put this down, it was so informative and such a fun read. I loved this.
Levion
If you are a Downton Abby fan, you will love this book! It is well written, and explains a lot of the culture of that day that Edith Wharton writes about. In fact, Edith Wharton was an acquaintance of Alva VanderBilit...and some say her book 'The Buccaneers' was based on Consuelo's life.
Anyshoun
Very long book, too much detail about Alva's work with suffragettes and other. One could have the idea about her person with half the writing. I am still not finished with it all but so far the whole book does not mention much about the others, not a word so far about the Asheville Castle,
Zainn
This is one narrative that captures the reader's attention from start to finish. While the reader might wish for a bit more exploration of the period, both women emerge from the book as fully realized people. I thoroughly enjoyed this one from start to finish and highly recommend it for all those who like a great mother-daughter story.
Yggdi
I read Consuelo and Alva after having read Consuelo's autobiography, The Glitter and the Gold. This book was much more factual, showing the authors' careful and intense research. It read more like a scholarly history which is not necessarily bad. I learned much I did not know about them, particularly Alva's work in the suffrage movement. In all, it was an interesting read, if not riveting, at least informative. I would recommend it to anyone interested in American and English history.
This is truly one of the best books I have ever read. It's a biography -- and I'm not actually a biography fan -- but it reads like a novel. If you are interested in the Gilded Age, the Edwardian Age, the "Million Dollar American Princesses", Winston Churchill, the Suffragette movement, and more, you'll find that this book weaves all of these subjects together in the most fascinating way.
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