"Palm Beach" 1931 VANDERBILT, Cornelius Jr. (INSCRIBED) (SOLD)

VANDERBILT, Cornelius Jr.

The Macaulay Company

1st Edition


7.5" x 5.5"

[254] pp.

Dust jacket artwork by Polly Hill

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Socialite Cornelius Vanderbilt Jr.'s classic novel set in 1930s Palm Beach. Octavo, original cloth. In very good condition. Vanderbilt's Palm Beach concerns the debutante daughter of a captain of finance and the clash between her ideas of a desirable husband and those prevailing in the circles of bargaining matchmakers. She comes to Palm Beach fresh from finishing school, eager to join the gayest entertainments of the season with an unspoiled capacity for enjoying herself. How this vivacious girl tries out the modern ways of sophistication among the richest and most aristocratic people in America is constructed into a delightful story drawn from Vanderbilt's unique and privileged knowledge of the gilded characters and lavish venues of Palm Beach.