By Greg King
"Every point of lifestyles within the Gilded Age took on deeper, transcendent which means meant to turn out the greatness of the USA: apartments beautified their atmosphere; artistic endeavors uplifted and have been shared with the general public; garments exhibited facts of breeding; jewellery testified to cultured flavor and wealth; dinners verified refined palates; and balls rivaled these of ecu courts of their refinement. The message used to be unmistakable: the U.S. had arrived culturally, and Caroline Astor and her circle have been purpose on best the state to unimagined heights of glory."—From A Season of Splendor
Take a stunning trip in the course of the Gilded Age, the interval from approximately the 1870s to 1914, while bluebloods from older, verified households met the nouveau riche headlong—railway barons, metal magnates, and Wall road speculators—and cast an uneasy and glittering new society in long island urban. the simplest of the simplest have been Caroline Astor's four hundred households, and he or she formed and governed this excessive society with steel.
A Season of majesty is a wide ranging sweep throughout this luxurious panorama, proposing the households, the wealth, the balls, the garments, and the mansions in brilliant detail—as good because the surprising finish of the period with the sinking of the Titanic.
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A Season of Splendor: The Court of Mrs. Astor in Gilded Age New York by Greg King