A Guide to Newport's Cliff Walk: Tales of Seaside Mansions & the Gilded Age Elite (Hardcover)

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From the grand majesty of the Breakers to the beautiful proportions of Rosecliff, these houses are enduring reminders of the architectural flowering of the Gilded Age.
Where the salty air mingles with the far-off laughter of women in ball gowns, the houses of the Newport Cliff Walk preside in grandeur over the crashing waves below. Walking along the paved trail, it's easy to imagine the faintest hint of a waltz coming from the windows of Beechwood, or to envision the Duchess of Windsor's carriage arriving for a visit at Fairholme. Ed Morris takes you on a tour of twenty-four historic mansions and landmarks, entertaining along the way with tales of splendor and style, social maneuvering and matchmaking.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781540218544
ISBN-10: 1540218546
Publisher: History Press Library Editions
Publication Date: May 1st, 2009
Pages: 162
Language: English