Titled Americans

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A reprint of the original 1890 edition, Titled Americans was written to be a catalog for wealthy American women looking to improve their social standing by marrying titled European men. The matches were highly desirable for both sexes, with the women gaining an aristocratic title, and the men, while noble were not always wealthy, attaining a hefty dowry. The first part of the book is simply a long list of eligible bachelors, including a brief description of their credentials. Following is an account of the Great Ball of 1890 at the Metropolitan Opera House. It offers a vivid description of room décor, gowns, and music. Also included is a list of those who attended. The last few pages are ads for books one could order and an ad for a medication aimed at women that will amuse the modern reader. Since Titled Americans really is a catalog, it isn’t meant to be read cover to cover as one would a regular book. But browsing its pages does provide an interesting view into this time period. Highly recommended to those who are interested in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, especially Downton Abbey fans.

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Century

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(US) $17.95

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(US) 9781908402608

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Paperback

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258

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