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The Gilded Age: Edith Wharton and Her Contemporaries
The Gilded Age: Edith Wharton and Her Contemporaries by Eleanor Dwight 0789300206 9780789300201
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The Gilded Age: Edith Wharton and Her Contemporaries by Eleanor Dwight

The Gilded Age tells the fascinating story of a dynamic era in America, from the 1870s to the early years of the twentieth century, when enormous fortunes were made and lost overnight. This dazzling book provides a glimpse into the period that has left us a legacy of art and architecture derived from European culture. <BR>Excerpts from the writings of Americas brilliant author Edith Wharton and her contemporaries including Henry James and Mark Twain, coupled with beautiful reproductions of paintings by John Singer Sargent, William Merritt Chase, Maurice Brazil Prendergast, and others, make this a charming souvenir of the time. The writers critical and amusing descriptions of the competitive building of mansions, art collecting, and social rituals provide a lively commentary of a time in which such fascinating personalities as J.P. Morgan, Isabella Stewart Gardner, and Mrs. Caroline Schermerhorn Astor played an important role.<BR

Author: Eleanor Dwight

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 80

Publisher: Universe

Publication Date: 1996-04-15

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