Gilded How Newport Became America's Richest Resort

ISBN-10: 047012413X

ISBN-13: 9780470124130

Edition: 2009

Authors: Deborah Davis

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A beautifully written history of High Society in Newport, Rhode Island, from the acclaimed author of Party of the CenturyNewport, Rhode Island, the legendary and picturesque home of American aristocracy and the sheltered super-rich, boasts one of the highest concentrations of opulent Gilded Age mansions. Many of the country's most famous blueblood families the closest thing we have to royalty -- have lived and summered in Newport since the nineteenth century. The Astors, the Vanderbilts, Edith Wharton, JFK and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Doris Duke, and Klaus and Sunny von Bulow are just a few of the many boldfaced names who have called the city home.Gilded takes you along to explore the fascinating heritage of the Newport elite, from its very first colonists to the newest of its New Millennium millionaires, showing the evolution of a city intent on living in its own world. Through a narrative filled with engrossing characters and lively tales of untold extravagance, Davis brings the resort to life and uncovers the difference between "rich" and "Newport rich" along the way. An engrossing multigenerational saga that tells the real story of the rich and famous in Newport Vibrant, praiseworthy writing: "[Davis] brings splendidly colorful behind-the-scenes action and players up front" (New York Times on Party of the Century) 34 evocative black-and-white photographsWritten with insight and dramatic flair, Gilded gives you a rare peek into the cloistered coastal playground of America's moneyed elite.
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Book details

List price: $17.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 11/6/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Season-1913
The Isle of Peace
Reversal of Fortune
The New Newport
"The"
Calculated Moves
Alva
The Cottage Wars
Mamie
Upstairs and Downstairs
Tessie
Members Only
Ladies First
Edith
Fast Times
A Very Good Year
Beatrice
That Sinking Feeling
The Binds That Tie
Eileen
There Goes the Neighborhood
Enemies and Eyesores
Fire Sale
Self-Preservation
All That Jazz
Jackie
What a Swell Party This Is
The Changing of the Guard
Minnie
Anything Goes
Doris
Tourist Attractions
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
Everything Old Is New Again
The Season-2008
Afterword
Bibliography
Photo Credits
Index
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