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The Resource The sphinx : the life of Gladys Deacon - Duchess of Marlborough, Hugo Vickers

The sphinx : the life of Gladys Deacon - Duchess of Marlborough, Hugo Vickers

Label
The sphinx : the life of Gladys Deacon - Duchess of Marlborough
Title
The sphinx
Title remainder
the life of Gladys Deacon - Duchess of Marlborough
Statement of responsibility
Hugo Vickers
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
One of the most beautiful and brilliant women of her time, Gladys Deacon dazzled, as much as she puzzled, the glittering social circles in which she moved. Born in Paris to American parents in 1881, she suffered a traumatic childhood after her father shot her mother's lover dead. Educated in America, she returned to Europe, where she captivated some of the greatest literary and artistic names of the Belle Époque. Marcel Proust wrote of her 'I never saw a girl with such beauty, such magnificent intelligence, such goodness and charm.' Berenson considered marrying her, Rodin and Monet befriended her, Boldini painted her and Epstein sculpted her. She inspired love from diverse Dukes and Princes, and the interest of women such as the Comtesse Greffulhe and Gertrude Stein. It wasn't until she was 40 that she achieved the wish she had held since the age of 14 to marry the 9th Duke of Marlborough
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vickers, Hugo
Dewey number
  • 942'.082'092
  • 942'.082'092
  • 942'.082'092
  • 942'.082'092
  • 942.082092
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Marlborough, Gladys Spencer-Churchill
  • Nobility
  • Biography
Label
The sphinx : the life of Gladys Deacon - Duchess of Marlborough, Hugo Vickers
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781529390704
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9781529390704
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
The sphinx : the life of Gladys Deacon - Duchess of Marlborough, Hugo Vickers
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781529390704
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9781529390704
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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