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Two-time Guy Booker Prize winner Hilary Mantel names An American Princess as one in every of her favourite books of the 12 months: “mild and gracefully written, it dances thru a century of historical past…” (The Guardian)

Born to a pioneering circle of relatives in Upstate New York within the past due 1800s, Allene Tew used to be stunning, impetuous, and pissed off by means of the confines of her small homeland. At eighteen, she met Tod Hostetter at a neighborhood dance, having no concept that the mercurial charmer she could hastily wed used to be inheritor to probably the most wealthiest households in The united states. But if he died twelve years later, Allene packed her baggage for New York Town. By no means as soon as did she glance again.

From the vantage aspect of the American higher magnificence, Allene embodied the tumultuous Gilded Age. Over the route of 4 extra marriages, she weathered private tragedies throughout Global Struggle I and the catastrophic monetary reversals of the crash of 1929. From the castles and châteaus of Europe, she witnessed the Russian Revolution and was a princess. And from the hopes of a tender lady from Jamestown, New York, Allene Tew could grow to be the epitome of each a pursuer and survivor of the American Dream.