Charmed Couple

Author: William Rieder
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
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The story of two American expatriates in France at the turn of the 20th century. The Gays were at the centre of a social circle that included Edith Wharton, Henry James and many other artists. The book includes excerpts from Matilda Gay's Journal and is illustrated by Walter Gay's paintings.

The Greater Journey

Author: David McCullough
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416571779
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McCullough mixes famous and obscure names and delivers capsule biographies of everyone to produce a colorful parade of educated, Victorian-era American travelers and their life-changing experiences in Paris.

A Home of the Humanities

Author: James Nelson Carder
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780884023654
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"Proceedings of the symposium 'A home of the humanities, a symposium on the collecting and patronage of Mildred and Robert Woods Bliss,' organized by the Dumbarton Oaks Museum, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Washington, D.C., in honor of the completion of the capital building campaign and the reopening of the museum. The symposium was held on Saturday and Sunday, 12 and 13 April 2008"--T.p. vers

Edith Wharton s Lenox

Author: Cornelia Brooke Gilder
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1467135178
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In 1900, Edith Wharton burst into the settled summer colony of Lenox. An aspiring novelist in her thirties, she was already a ferocious aesthete and intellect. She and her husband, Teddy, planned a defiantly classical villa, and she became a bestselling author with The House of Mirth in 1905. As a hostess, designer, gardener and writer, Wharton set high standards that delighted many, including Ambassador Joseph Choate and sculptor Daniel Chester French. But her perceptive and sometimes indiscreet pen also alienated potent figures like Emily Vanderbilt Sloane and Georgiana Welles Sargent. Author Cornelia Brooke Gilder gives an insider's glimpse of the community's reaction to this disruptive star during her tumultuous Lenox decade.

The Library Journal

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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.