Larz and Isabel Anderson: Wealth and Celebrity in the Guilded Age
Wealthy socialites and sometime New Hampshire residents Larz and Isabel Anderson lived extraordinary lives during the height of the Gilded Age. Their world included dozens of celebrities who helped define modern culture and politics: Henry and Clover Adams, Lord and Lady Curzon, Henry James, Isabella Stewart Gardner, Robert Todd Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, and John Singer Sargent. Moskey’s book offers readers a fresh look at this fascinating period of American history. Its focus on the intersection of wealth, celebrity, politics, gender, and race offers insight into the origins of contemporary American life. Most importantly, Isabel Anderson emerges in a new light—as a shining example of the modern American woman.
Author: Stephen T. Moskey