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Clover Adams A Gilded and Heartbreaking Life von Dykstra, Natalie (eBook)

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 08.02.2012
  • Verlag: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Clover Adams

The hidden story of one of the most fascinating women of the Gilded AgeClover Adams, a fiercely intelligent Boston Brahmin, married at twenty-eight the soon-to-be-eminent American historian Henry Adams. She thrived in her role as an intimate of power brokers in Gilded Age Washington, where she was admired for her wit and taste by such luminaries as Henry James, H. H. Richardson, and General William Tecumseh Sherman. Clover so clearly possessed, as one friend wrote, all she wanted, all this world could give.Yet at the center of her story is a haunting mystery. Why did Clover, having begun in the spring of 1883 to capture her world vividly through photography, end her life less than three years later by drinking a chemical developer she used in the darkroom? The key to the mystery lies, as Natalie Dykstras searching account makes clear, in Clovers photographs themselves.The aftermath of Clovers death is equally compelling. Dykstra probes Clovers enduring reputation as a woman betrayed. And, most movingly, she untangles the complex, poignant and universal truths of her shining and impossible marriage. www.nataliedykstra.com

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    Format: ePUB
    Kopierschutz: AdobeDRM
    Erscheinungsdatum: 08.02.2012
    Sprache: Englisch
    ISBN: 9780547607900
    Verlag: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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