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Author/Artist King, Greg, 1964-
Title A season of splendor : the court of Mrs. Astor in Gilded Age New York / Greg King.
Publisher/Date Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, c2009.
Description xvi, 508 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Location Call Number Vol./Copy Status Information
 Frick Book Stacks  F124 .K56 2009    AVAILABLE
Table of Contents
 A Note on Currency 
 Prologue: New York City, 190313
1Mrs. Astor Holds Court23
2The Vainglorious Vanderbilts39
3Enter the Challenger53
4The Society Lady67
5The Society Gentleman87
6The Court Jester103
7The Arrivistes115
8The Edifice Complex129
9Palaces on Fifth Avenue141
10Mrs. Astor Joins the Race165
11Building for Eternity179
12The Unseen Armies195
13Clothing209
14Jewelry221
15Transportation231
16Masters of the Hudson249
17"The Inland Newport"271
18Monarch of the Smoky Mountains287
19The Kingdom by the Sea299
20Swells in Newport319
21The Social Season337
22The Society Dinner Party349
23Society Balls361
24The Dollar Princesses377
25A Breath of Scandal399
26Sailing to Oblivion423
 Notes457
 Bibliography481
 Index491
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 481-490) and index.
LC subject New York (N.Y.) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
New York (N.Y.) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
Astor, Caroline Schermerhorn, 1830-1908.
Astor, Caroline Schermerhorn, 1830-1908 -- Friends and associates.
Elite (Social sciences) -- New York (State) -- New York -- History.
Socialites -- New York (State) -- New York -- History.
Rich people -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography.
New York (N.Y.) -- Biography.
New York (N.Y.) -- Description and travel.
ISBN 9780470185698 (cloth)
0470185694 (cloth)
WorldCat no. 215171453

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