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By Greg King

trip during the beauty and the excesses of the Gilded Age

"Every element of lifestyles within the Gilded Age took on deeper, transcendent which means meant to end up the greatness of the US: flats beautified their atmosphere; artworks uplifted and have been shared with the general public; garments exhibited proof of breeding; jewellery testified to cultured flavor and wealth; dinners verified subtle palates; and balls rivaled these of ecu courts of their refinement. The message was once unmistakable: the USA had arrived culturally, and Caroline Astor and her circle have been cause on best the country to unimagined heights of glory."—From A Season of Splendor

Take a stunning trip throughout the Gilded Age, the interval from approximately the 1870s to 1914, whilst bluebloods from older, validated households met the nouveau riche headlong—railway barons, metal magnates, and Wall road speculators—and solid an uneasy and glittering new society in long island urban. the simplest of the easiest 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 breathtaking sweep throughout this luxurious panorama, offering the households, the wealth, the balls, the garments, and the mansions in vibrant detail—as good because the stunning finish of the period with the sinking of the Titanic.

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