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The Resource A Well-Behaved Woman

A Well-Behaved Woman

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A Well-Behaved Woman
Title
A Well-Behaved Woman
Statement of responsibility
Therese Anne Fowler
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Language
eng
Summary
The New York Times and USA Today bestsellerThe riveting novel of iron-willed Alva Vanderbilt and her illustrious family as they rule Gilded-Age New York, written by Therese Anne Fowler, a 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 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. 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
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
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10732619
Cataloging source
DLC
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Fowler, Therese Anne
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
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a novel of the Vanderbilts
Label
A Well-Behaved Woman
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Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9781250095497
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
A Well-Behaved Woman
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781250095497
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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