The last castle : the epic story of love, loss, and American royalty in the nation's largest home / Denise Kiernan.

By: Kiernan, Denise [author.]Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Touchstone, [2017]Edition: First Touchstone hardcover editionDescription: vii, 388 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781476794044; 1476794049Subject(s): Biltmore Estate (Asheville, N.C.) -- History | Vanderbilt, Edith Stuyvesant Dresser, 1873-1958 | Vanderbilt, George Washington, 1862-1914 | Biltmore Estate (Asheville, N.C.) -- HistoryGenre/Form: Biographies.Additional physical formats: Online version:: Last castle.DDC classification: 975.6/88 LOC classification: F264.A8 | K54 2017
Contents:
A winter's tale -- A lady of the long man rising -- Rhapsody in mauve -- Collaborations and consecrations -- A crossing of some consequence -- New mistress -- Forest for the trees -- Births of the century -- Trials and toymakers -- The more things change -- High and dry -- Final crossings -- Washed away -- Homespun and a great war -- Freedoms and flappers -- Glimpse of a castle -- You might go home again -- Epilogue.
Summary: Documents the story of the Gilded Age mansion Biltmore, tracing George Vanderbilt's construction of his European-style estate and the efforts of his bride, Edith Stuyvesant Dresser, to become its protector in the face of changing fortunes and times.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-363) and index.

A winter's tale -- A lady of the long man rising -- Rhapsody in mauve -- Collaborations and consecrations -- A crossing of some consequence -- New mistress -- Forest for the trees -- Births of the century -- Trials and toymakers -- The more things change -- High and dry -- Final crossings -- Washed away -- Homespun and a great war -- Freedoms and flappers -- Glimpse of a castle -- You might go home again -- Epilogue.

Documents the story of the Gilded Age mansion Biltmore, tracing George Vanderbilt's construction of his European-style estate and the efforts of his bride, Edith Stuyvesant Dresser, to become its protector in the face of changing fortunes and times.

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