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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 woman whose wealth, intelligence, and beauty took her to the center of aristocratic and highbrow Europe. Marguerite Chapin (1880-1963) was once the manufactured from 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 corresponding to Pierre Bonnard, Edouard Vuillard, and André Derain, and drew upon her many friendships with writers to chanced on and edit the pioneering literary assessment trade.

Her marriage, in 1911, to the composer Prince Roffredo Caetani, a member of 1 of Italy's oldest dynasties, extra a complete new size to her lifestyles. not just did it carry her a identify, yet happiness, teenagers, and a collection of terribly proficient in-laws. while Marguerite and Roffredo moved to Rome in 1932, Ninfa, the property the place the Caetani relations 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 loss of life of her son, the conflict and the profession, Marguerite introduced the foreign evaluation Botteghe Oscure. Its objective used to be to reclaim respectability for Italian writing, yet via her discerning and beneficiant editorial imaginative and prescient, it turned a show off for writers in all places.

An engrossing biography in keeping with wide unique learn, An American Princess celebrates Marguerite Chapin Caetani's extraordinary accomplishments and legacy.

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