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To marry an English lord : tales of wealth and marriage, sex and snobbery / Gail MacColl, and Carol McD. Wallace.

MacColl, Gail, 1954- (author.). Wallace, Carol, 1955- (author.). Reading, Kate, (narrator.).
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  • ISBN: 9781494521462 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 1494521466 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (9hr., 12 min.)) : digital
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Tantor Media, Inc. : 2014.

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Kate Reading.
Summary, etc.:
From the Gilded Age until 1914, more than 100 American heiresses invaded Britannia and swapped dollars for titles; just like Cora Crawley, the first Downton Abbey character Julian Fellowes was inspired to create after reading the book. Filled with vivid personalities, gossipy anecdotes, grand houses, and a wealth of period details, plus photographs, illustrations, quotes, and the finer points of Victorian and Edwardian etiquette, it is social history at its liveliest and most accessible.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Upper class > New York (State) > New York > History > 19th century.
Nobility > England > History > 19th century.
Marriage > England > History > 19th century.
New York (N.Y.) > Social life and customs.
England > Social life and customs > 19th century.
United States > Social life and customs > 1865-1918.

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