Gilded Age


The Age of Innocence
The Murder of the Century: The Gilded Age Crime that Scandalized a City and Sparked the Tabloid Wars
The House of Mirth
The Luxe (Luxe, #1)
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America
Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune
A Season of Splendor: The Court of Mrs. Astor in Gilded Age New York
The American Heiress
To Marry an English Lord: Or How Anglomania Really Got Started
Fortune's Children: The Fall of the House of Vanderbilt
Consuelo and Alva Vanderbilt: The Story of a Daughter and a Mother in the Gilded Age
Ragtime
The Great Gatsby
The Gilded Age: Edith Wharton and Her Contemporaries
The Richest Woman in America: The Life and Times of Hetty Green

Louis Auchincloss
Not the least of the hardships to which the dying are subject is the visitation of their loved ones. The poor darlings, God bless them, may feel every impulse to condole and console, but their primary sensation is nonetheless one of embarrassment in the presence of the unspeakable and a guilty gratitude that it is not yet their fate.
Louis Auchincloss, East Side Story: A Novel

Louis Auchincloss
I used to go to church. I even went through a rather intense religious period when I was sixteen. But the idea of an everlasting life -- a never-ending banquet, as a stupid visiting minister to our church once appallingly described it -- filled me with a greater terror than the concept of extinction...
Louis Auchincloss, East Side Story: A Novel

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