Love, Fiercely

A Gilded Age Romance
Zimmerman, Jean (Book - 2012)
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The New York love story of a beautiful heiress and a wealthy young architect, captured in a famous John Singer Sargent painting

In Love, Fiercely Jean Zimmerman re-creates the glittering world of Edith Minturn and Isaac Newton Phelps Stokes. Contemporaries of the Astors and Vanderbilts, they grew up together along the shores of bucolic Staten Island, linked by privilege—her grandparents built the world’s fastest clipper ship, his family owned most of Murray Hill. Theirs was a world filled with mansions, balls, summer homes, and extended European vacations.

Newton became a passionate preserver of New York history and published the finest collection of Manhattan maps and views in a six-volume series. Edith became the face of the age when Daniel Chester French sculpted her for Chicago’s Columbian Exposition, a colossus intended to match the Statue of Liberty’s grandeur. Together Edith and Newton battled on behalf of New York’s poor and powerless as reformers who never themselves wanted for anything. Through it all, they sustained a strong-rooted marriage.

From the splendid cottages of the Berkshires to the salons of 1890s Paris, Love, Fiercely is the real story of a world long relegated to fiction.

The Gilded Age New York love story of a beautiful heiress who fought for women's rights and a wealthy young architect, who were captured in the John Singer Sargent painting Mr. and Mrs. I.N. Phelps Stokes.

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Documents the Gilded Age love story of a beautiful heiress who fought for women's rights and a wealthy young architect depicted in the John Singer Sargent painting, Mrs. And Mrs. I.N. Phelps Stokes, tracing their privileged upbringings, their respective pursuits and their joint advocacy efforts on behalf of the poor and disenfranchised. By the author of The Women of the House. 15,000 first printing.

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Documents the Gilded Age love story of an heiress who fought for women's rights and an architect, tracing their upbringings, their pursuits, and their advocacy efforts on behalf of the poor and disenfranchised.

Authors: Zimmerman, Jean
Statement of Responsibility: Jean Zimmerman
Title: Love, fiercely
a gilded age romance
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012
Characteristics: xiii, 315 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. [291]-298) and index
Contents: Enchanted woods
Flying Cloud
Madison to the river
Big Mary
The howling swell
The personal as political
Grand mistakes
Rich and romantic
A pleasure to paint her portrait
The American Girl herself
For richer or poorer
Smaller castles
Pretty manners
Silent bearers of many a half-read message
A fine object lesson in good construction
Something in the nature of the marvelous
No other city will live in the future as New York will
Our goddess
Subject Headings: New York (N.Y.) Biography Artists' models New York (State) New York Biography Rich people New York (State) New York Biography Social reformers New York (State) Biography Architects New York (State) New York Biography Socialites New York (State) New York Biography Stokes family Minturn family Stokes, I. N. Phelps (Isaac Newton Phelps), 1867-1944 Stokes, Edith Minturn, 1867-1937
Topical Term: Artists' models
Rich people
Social reformers
LCCN: 2011036976
ISBN: 0151014477
Branch Call Number: 974.7041 Z
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