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Author Rosen, Renée, author.

Title The social graces / Renée Rosen.

Publication Info. New York : Berkley, 2021.


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 GDL Central Library Fiction    ROSEN,REN    Available
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Edition First edition.
Description 382 pages ; 21 cm
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Summary "A peek behind the curtain at one of the most remarkable feuds in history: Mrs. Vanderbilt and Mrs. Astor's notorious battle for control of New York society during the Gilded Age. In the glittering world of Manhattan's upper crust, where wives turn a blind eye to husbands' infidelities, and women have few rights and even less independence, society is everything. The more celebrated the hostess, the more powerful the woman. And none is more powerful than Caroline Astor--the Mrs. Astor. But times are changing. Alva Vanderbilt has recently married into one of America's richest families. But what good is money when society refuses to acknowledge you? When it carries on just as it has done for generations? Alva, who knows what it is to have nothing, will do whatever it takes to have everything. Sweeping three decades and based on true events, this gripping novel follows these two women as they try to outdo and outsmart each other at every turn. As Caroline comes closer to defeat and Alva closer to victory, both will make surprising discoveries about themselves and what's truly at stake"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Belmont, Alva, 1853-1933 -- Fiction.
Astor, Caroline Schermerhorn, 1830-1908 -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Biographical fiction.
ISBN 9781984802811 (trade paperback)
198480281X (trade paperback)

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