A well-behaved woman : a novel of the Vanderbilts / Therese Anne Fowler.
- ISBN: 9781250095473 (hardcover)
- Physical Description: 392 pages ; 25 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2018
Alva Smith, her southern family destitute after the Civil War, married into one of America's great Gilded Age dynasties: the newly wealthy but socially shunned Vanderbilts. Ignored by New York's old-money circles and determined to win respect, she designed and built nine mansions, hosted grand balls, and arranged for her daughter to marry a duke. But Alva also defied convention for women of her time, asserting power within her marriage and becoming a leader in the women's suffrage movement.
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