Love, Fiercely

Love, Fiercely

A Gilded Age Romance

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The Gilded Age New York love story of a beautiful heiress who fought for  women's rights and a wealthy young architect, who were captured in the John Singer Sargent painting Mr. and Mrs. I.N. Phelps Stokes.

The New York love story of a beautiful heiress and a wealthy young architect, captured in a famous John Singer Sargent painting

In Love, Fiercely Jean Zimmerman re-creates the glittering world of Edith Minturn and Isaac Newton Phelps Stokes. Contemporaries of the Astors and Vanderbilts, they grew up together along the shores of bucolic Staten Island, linked by privilege—her grandparents built the world’s fastest clipper ship, his family owned most of Murray Hill. Theirs was a world filled with mansions, balls, summer homes, and extended European vacations.

Newton became a passionate preserver of New York history and published the finest collection of Manhattan maps and views in a six-volume series. Edith became the face of the age when Daniel Chester French sculpted her for Chicago’s Columbian Exposition, a colossus intended to match the Statue of Liberty’s grandeur. Together Edith and Newton battled on behalf of New York’s poor and powerless as reformers who never themselves wanted for anything. Through it all, they sustained a strong-rooted marriage.

From the splendid cottages of the Berkshires to the salons of 1890s Paris, Love, Fiercely is the real story of a world long relegated to fiction.

Baker & Taylor
Documents the Gilded Age love story of a beautiful heiress who fought for women's rights and a wealthy young architect depicted in the John Singer Sargent painting, Mrs. And Mrs. I.N. Phelps Stokes, tracing their privileged upbringings, their respective pursuits and their joint advocacy efforts on behalf of the poor and disenfranchised. By the author of The Women of the House. 15,000 first printing.

Baker
& Taylor

Documents the Gilded Age love story of an heiress who fought for women's rights and an architect, tracing their upbringings, their pursuits, and their advocacy efforts on behalf of the poor and disenfranchised.

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2012]
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9780151014477
0151014477
Branch Call Number: 974.7041 STOKE ZIMME
Characteristics: 315 pages
Notes: Includes index

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ownedbydoxies
Mar 12, 2017

Sounded really interesting, but the writing is so dry and plodding I finally stopped about a third of the way through. I still think the historical characters are interesting, but unfortunately not in the way this author tells the story.

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