Laurie Dennett's American Princess: The Remarkable Life of Marguerite Chapin PDF

By Laurie Dennett

ISBN-10: 0773548181

ISBN-13: 9780773548183

In An American Princess, Laurie Dennett relates the amazing tale of a brand new England woman whose wealth, intelligence, and grace took her to the center of aristocratic and highbrow Europe. Marguerite Chapin (1880-1963) used to be the manufactured from cultures: her father's enterprising American one, and her mother's French historical past, which enabled her to maneuver to Paris whilst 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 similar to Pierre Bonnard, Edouard Vuillard, and André Derain, and drew upon her many friendships with writers to stumbled on and edit the pioneering literary evaluation trade.

Her marriage, in 1911, to the composer Prince Roffredo Caetani, a member of 1 of Italy's oldest dynasties, extra a complete new measurement to her lifestyles. not just did it deliver her a name, 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 kinfolk 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 demise of her son, the battle and the career, Marguerite introduced the overseas evaluation Botteghe Oscure. Its target used to be to reclaim respectability for Italian writing, yet via her discerning and beneficiant editorial imaginative and prescient, it turned a exhibit for writers far and wide.

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

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