Here is what was said when the book was first released:
In 1895, nine American girls, including a Vanderbilt (railroads), LaRoche (phamaceuticals), Rogers (oil), and Whitney (New York trolleys), married peers of the British new money, among them a duke, an earl, three barons and a knight. It was a peak year of a social phenomenon that began when the entrenched members of Old New York snubbed these "new money" families following the Civil War, sending them off to England in quest of class and bequeathing to us Anglomania, Preppy, the Jet Set, and even Princess Di.
And here is what is said about the re-released 2012 version of To Marry an English Lord: Tales of Wealth and Marriage, Sex and Snobbery:
|Consuelo Vanderbilt, |
later Duchess of Marlborough