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A well-behaved woman, by Therese Anne Fowler

Label
A well-behaved woman
Title
A well-behaved woman
Statement of responsibility
by Therese Anne Fowler
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'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." --Goodreads.com
Summary
Marrying into the newly rich but socially scorned Vanderbilt clan, a formerly impoverished Alva navigates society snubs and dark undercurrents in the lives of her in-laws and friends while testing the limits of her ambitious rule-breaking
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10732619
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fowler, Therese
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3606.O857
LC item number
W45 2018b
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print basic
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vanderbilt family
  • Socialites
  • United States
  • Large type books
  • FICTION / Historical
  • FICTION / Family Life
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a novel of the Vanderbilts
Label
A well-behaved woman, by Therese Anne Fowler
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A novel of the Vanderbilts."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21580157
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
679 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432857127
Lccn
2018043042
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
A well-behaved woman, by Therese Anne Fowler
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A novel of the Vanderbilts."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21580157
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
679 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432857127
Lccn
2018043042
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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