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By Greg King

trip throughout 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 turn out the greatness of the US: apartments beautified their atmosphere; artworks uplifted and have been shared with the general public; garments exhibited proof of breeding; jewellery testified to cultured style and wealth; dinners proven refined palates; and balls rivaled these of eu courts of their refinement. The message was once unmistakable: the U.S. had arrived culturally, and Caroline Astor and her circle have been rationale on major the kingdom to unimagined heights of glory."—From A Season of Splendor

Take a stunning trip during the Gilded Age, the interval from approximately the 1870s to 1914, while bluebloods from older, demonstrated households met the nouveau riche headlong—railway barons, metal magnates, and Wall highway speculators—and cast an uneasy and glittering new society in manhattan urban. the simplest of the simplest 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 surprising finish of the period with the sinking of the Titanic.

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Trip in the course of the beauty and the excesses of the Gilded Age"Every point of lifestyles within the Gilded Age took on deeper, transcendent that means meant to end up the greatness of the United States: apartments beautified their atmosphere; artistic endeavors uplifted and have been shared with the general public; garments exhibited proof of breeding; jewellery testified to cultured style and wealth; dinners verified refined palates; and balls rivaled these of eu courts of their refinement.

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