From the Publisher
"Anyone suffering Downton Abbey withdrawal
symptoms (who isn''t?) will find an instant tonic in Daisy
Goodwin's The American Heiress. The story of Cora Cash, an
American heiress in the 1890s who bags an English duke, this is a
deliciously evocative first novel that lingers in the mind."
--Allison Pearson, New York Times bestselling author of
I Don't Know How She Does It and I
Think I Love You
Be careful what you wish for. Traveling abroad with her mother
at the turn of the twentieth century to seek a titled husband,
beautiful, vivacious Cora Cash, whose family mansion in Newport
dwarfs the Vanderbilts', suddenly finds herself Duchess of Wareham,
married to Ivo, the most eligible bachelor in England. Nothing is
quite as it seems, however: Ivo is withdrawn and secretive, and the
English social scene is full of traps and betrayals. Money, Cora
soon learns, cannot buy everything, as she must decide what is
truly worth the price in her life and her marriage.
Witty, moving, and brilliantly entertaining, Cora's story marks the
debut of a glorious storyteller who brings a fresh new spirit to
the world of Edith Wharton and Henry James.
"For daughters of the new American billionaires of the 19th
century, it was the ultimate deal: marriage to a cash-strapped
British Aristocrat in return for a title and social status. But
money didn't always buy them happiness." --Daisy Goodwin in The
One of Library Journal''s Best Historical Fiction
Books of 2011
About the Author
DAISY GOODWIN, a Harkness scholar who attended Columbia
University's film school after earning a degree in history at
Cambridge University, is a leading television producer in the U.K.
Her poetry anthologies, including 101 Poems That Could Save
Your Life, have introduced many new readers to the pleasures
of poetry, and she was Chair of the judging panel of the 2010
Orange Prize for Fiction. She and her husband, an ABC TV executive,
have two daughters and live in London. The American
Heiress is her first novel.
About the Book
"The story of Cora Cash, an American heiress in the 1890s who bags an English duke, this is a deliciously evocative first novel that lingers in the mind."--Allison Pearson, "New York Times"- bestselling author of "I Don't Know How She Does It."
Published: October 3, 2012
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0312658656
ISBN - 13: 9780312658656