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The Resource Clover Adams : a gilded and heartbreaking life, Natalie Dykstra

Clover Adams : a gilded and heartbreaking life, Natalie Dykstra

Label
Clover Adams : a gilded and heartbreaking life
Title
Clover Adams
Title remainder
a gilded and heartbreaking life
Statement of responsibility
Natalie Dykstra
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Clover, an inquisitive, loving, fiercely intelligent Boston Brahmin, married at 28 the older and soon-to-be-eminent historian Henry Adams. She thrived in her role as an intimate to political insiders in Gilded Age Washington, where she was valued for her wit and taste by such artistic luminaries as Henry James and H. H. Richardson. Clover so clearly possessed, as one friend wrote, "all she wanted, all this world could give." And yet there is a mystery: why did Clover, having embarked on an exhilarating self-taught course of photography in the spring of 1883, end her life less than three years later by drinking from a vial of a chemical she used in developing her own photographs? The answer is revealed through Natalie Dykstra's original discoveries regarding the thirteen-year Adams marriage. Dykstra illuminates Clover's enduring stature as a woman betrayed as she untangles the complex truth of her shining and impossible marriage.--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Dewey number
  • 770.92
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Clover Adams : a gilded and heartbreaking life, Natalie Dykstra
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [238]-299) and index
Control code
ocn694829959
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 318 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780618873852
Lccn
2011028562
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)694829959
Label
Clover Adams : a gilded and heartbreaking life, Natalie Dykstra
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [238]-299) and index
Control code
ocn694829959
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 318 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780618873852
Lccn
2011028562
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)694829959

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