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The last castle: the epic story of love, loss, and American royalty in the nation's largest home
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Published:
Grand Haven, Mich. : Prince Frederick, MD : Brilliance Audio ; Distributed by Recorded Books, p2017.
Format:
Audio Book
Edition:
Unabridged.
Physical Desc:
8 sound discs (10 hr., 21 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781501238246

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General Note
Title from container.
General Note
Compact disc.
General Note
In container (17 cm.).
Participants/Performers
Performed by Denise Kiernan.
Description
The fascinating true story behind the magnificent Gilded Age mansion Biltmore-the largest, grandest residence ever built in the United States. Orphaned at a young age, Edith Stuyvesant Dresser claimed lineage from one of New York's best known families. She grew up in Newport and Paris, and her engagement and marriage to George Vanderbilt was one of the most watched events of Gilded Age society. But none of this prepared her to be mistress of Biltmore House. Before their marriage, the wealthy and bookish Vanderbilt had dedicated his life to creating a spectacular European-style estate on 125,000 acres of North Carolina wilderness. He summoned the famous landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted to tame the grounds, collaborated with celebrated architect Richard Morris Hunt to build a 175,000-square-foot chateau, filled it with priceless art and antiques, and erected a charming village beyond the gates. Newlywed Edith was now mistress of an estate nearly three times the size of Washington, DC and benefactress of the village and surrounding rural area. When fortunes shifted and changing times threatened her family, her home, and her community, it was up to Edith to save Biltmore-and secure the future of the region and her husband's legacy. The story of Biltmore spans World Wars, the Jazz Age, the Depression, and generations of the famous Vanderbilt family, and features a captivating cast of real-life characters including F. Scott Fitzgerald, Thomas Wolfe, Teddy Roosevelt, John Singer Sargent, James Whistler, Henry James, and Edith Wharton.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Kiernan, D. (2017). The last castle: the epic story of love, loss, and American royalty in the nation's largest home. Unabridged. Grand Haven, Mich. : Prince Frederick, MD: Brilliance Audio ; Distributed by Recorded Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Kiernan, Denise. 2017. The Last Castle: The Epic Story of Love, Loss, and American Royalty in the Nation's Largest Home. Grand Haven, Mich. : Prince Frederick, MD: Brilliance Audio ; Distributed by Recorded Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Kiernan, Denise, The Last Castle: The Epic Story of Love, Loss, and American Royalty in the Nation's Largest Home. Grand Haven, Mich. : Prince Frederick, MD: Brilliance Audio ; Distributed by Recorded Books, 2017.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Kiernan, Denise. The Last Castle: The Epic Story of Love, Loss, and American Royalty in the Nation's Largest Home. Unabridged. Grand Haven, Mich. : Prince Frederick, MD: Brilliance Audio ; Distributed by Recorded Books, 2017.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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