Status, Money and Transatlantic Marriages, 1870-1914
This book examines the marriages of British peers to American women within the context of the opening up of London and New York society and the growing competitiveness for high social status. In London, American women were often blamed for the growing hedonism and materialism of smart society and...
Published October 9th 2012 by Routledge
Spectacles of Leisure in Edith Wharton's New York
Displaying Women explores the role of women in the representation of leisure in turn-of-the-century New York. To see and be seen--on Fifth Avenue and Broadway, in Central Park, and in the fashionable uptown hotels and restaurants--was one of the fundamental principles in the display aesthetic of...
Published April 5th 1998 by Routledge