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By Laurie Dennett

ISBN-10: 0773548181

ISBN-13: 9780773548183

In An American Princess, Laurie Dennett relates the awesome tale of a brand new England lady whose wealth, intelligence, and beauty took her to the center of aristocratic and highbrow Europe. Marguerite Chapin (1880-1963) was once the made of cultures: her father's enterprising American one, and her mother's French historical past, which enabled her to maneuver to Paris while she inherited a fortune at age twenty-one. There, she studied making a song with the best tenor of the age, commissioned work from artists reminiscent of Pierre Bonnard, Edouard Vuillard, and André Derain, and drew upon her many friendships with writers to discovered and edit the pioneering literary overview trade.

Her marriage, in 1911, to the composer Prince Roffredo Caetani, a member of 1 of Italy's oldest dynasties, extra an entire new size to her existence. not just did it carry her a identify, yet happiness, kids, and a suite of terribly proficient in-laws. while Marguerite and Roffredo moved to Rome in 1932, Ninfa, the property the place the Caetani relatives had created a backyard one of the ruins of a medieval city, provided a safe haven from fascism and an outlet for creativity. At age sixty-eight, having survived the dying of her son, the battle and the profession, Marguerite introduced the overseas overview Botteghe Oscure. Its goal used to be to reclaim respectability for Italian writing, yet via her discerning and beneficiant editorial imaginative and prescient, it grew to become a exhibit for writers in all places.

An engrossing biography in response to broad unique learn, An American Princess celebrates Marguerite Chapin Caetani's outstanding accomplishments and legacy.

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