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A well-behaved woman : a novel of the Vanderbilts / Therese Anne Fowler.

Fowler, Therese, (author.).

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  • 8 of 8 copies available at Bibliomation.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Ansonia Public Library LP FOWLER, THERESE (Text to phone) 34045143399868 Adult Large Type Available -
Bethel Public Library NEW LARGE TYPE FOWLER (Text to phone) 34030142392866 Adult New Large Type Available -
Derby Public Library LP FIC FOW (Text to phone) 34047141092636 Adult Fiction Large Type Available -
Killingworth Library Association LP FIC FOW (Text to phone) 33420145106929 Adult Large Type Available -
Oliver Wolcott Library - Litchfield LP FIC FOW (Text to phone) 36123132910173 Adult Fiction Large Type Available -
Southbury Public Library FOWLER/LP (Text to phone) 34019144545498 Adult New Fiction Available -
Tolland Public Library LP FOW (Text to phone) 34051145536036 Adult Fiction Large Type Available -
Woodbury Public Library LP FIC FOWLER (Text to phone) 34018143866368 Adult Large Type Available -

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"Thorndike Press large print basic."
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The riveting novel of iron-willed Alva Vanderbilt and her illustrious family as they rule Gilded-Age New York, from the New York Times bestselling author of Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald. Alva Smith, her southern family destitute after the Civil War, married into one of America's great Gilded Age dynasties: the newly wealthy but socially shunned Vanderbilts. Ignored by New York's old-money circles and determined to win respect, she designed and built 9 mansions, hosted grand balls, and arranged for her daughter to marry a duke. But Alva also defied convention for women of her time, asserting power within her marriage and becoming a leader in the women's suffrage movement. With a nod to Jane Austen and Edith Wharton, in A Well-Behaved Woman Therese Anne Fowler paints a glittering world of enormous wealth contrasted against desperate poverty, of social ambition and social scorn, of friendship and betrayal, and an unforgettable story of a remarkable woman. Meet Alva Smith Vanderbilt Belmont, living proof that history is made by those who know the rules--and how to break them.
Alva Smith, her southern family destitute after the Civil War, married into one of America's great Gilded Age dynasties: the newly wealthy but socially shunned Vanderbilts. Ignored by New York's old-money circles and determined to win respect, she designed and built nine mansions, hosted grand balls, and arranged for her daughter to marry a duke. But Alva also defied convention for women of her time, asserting power within her marriage and becoming a leader in the women's suffrage movement. -- adapted from back cover
Subject: Belmont, Alva, 1853-1933 > Fiction.
Vanderbilt family > Fiction.
Socialites > Fiction.
United States > Social life and customs > 1865-1918 > Fiction.
Large type books.
Genre: Biographical fiction.
Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.
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