Consuelo and Alva Vanderbilt: The Story of a Mother and a Daughter in the `Gilded Age'

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A fabulously wealthy New York beauty marries a cold-hearted British aristocrat at the behest of her Machiavellian mother - then leaves him to become a prominent Suffragette.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. Even by the standards of the day the glamorous, eighteen ...

Consuelo and Alva Vanderbilt: The Story of a Mother and a Daughter in the `Gilded Age' 2006, HarperPerennial, London

ISBN-13: 9780007127313

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