Physical Description:vii, 388 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Edition:First Touchstone hardcover edition.
Publisher:New York :Touchstone,
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-363) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
A winter's tale -- A lady of the long man rising -- Rhapsody in mauve -- Collaborations and consecrations -- A crossing of some consequence -- New mistress -- Forest for the trees -- Births of the century -- Trials and toymakers -- The more things change -- High and dry -- Final crossings -- Washed away -- Homespun and a great war -- Freedoms and flappers -- Glimpse of a castle -- You might go home again -- Epilogue.
Documents the story of the Gilded Age mansion Biltmore, tracing George Vanderbilt's construction of his European-style estate and the efforts of his bride, Edith Stuyvesant Dresser, to become its protector in the face of changing fortunes and times.