By Jean Zimmerman
The real tale of the hot York society couple portrayed within the John Singer Sargent painting—an architect and an heiress who turned passionate reformers.
Contemporaries of the Astors and Vanderbilts, they grew up jointly alongside the shorelines of bucolic Staten Island, associated through privilege—her grandparents equipped the world’s quickest clipper send, whereas his family members owned such a lot of Murray Hill. Theirs used to be a global jam-packed with mansions, balls, summer time houses, and prolonged eu vacation trips. This attention-grabbing biography re-creates the glittering international of Edith Minturn and Isaac Newton Phelps Stokes—and unearths how their love for every different used to be matched through their commitment to others.
Newton grew to become a passionate preserver of recent York heritage and released the best number of ny maps and perspectives in a six-volume sequence. Edith turned the face of the age while Daniel Chester French sculpted her for Chicago’s Columbian Exposition, a colossus meant to check the Statue of Liberty’s grandeur. yet past their lifetime of prominence and status, Edith and Newton battled jointly on behalf of recent York’s negative and powerless—and via all of it, sustained a strong-rooted marriage.
From the luxurious cottages of the Berkshires to the salons of Eighteen Nineties Paris, Love, Fiercely tells the real-life tale at the back of Mr. and Mrs. I .N. Phelps Stokes—one of the Gilded Age’s most famed works of art.
“With a powerful volume of analysis at the back of each web page, Zimmerman manages to trap the sweeping drama of the flip of the century in addition to the compelling tale of a pair who knew how one can love, fiercely. Her incredible pacing and gripping narrative will entice all who get pleasure from historical past, biography, and real-life romance.” —Library Journal
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