[ No Hassle 30 Day Returns ][ Ships Daily ] [ Underlining/Highlighting: NONE ] [ Writing: NONE ] [ Edition: first ] Publisher: Little Brown & Co (T) Pub Date: 6/1/1998 Binding: Hardcover Pages: 326 first edition. N° de ref. de la librería
Sinopsis: Steven Gaines is a bestselling storyteller with a special gift for capturing social nuance, colorful detail, and quirks of character. Just a few examples: -- A well-to-do former ballet dancer arrested for stealing his neighbors' furniture -- and showered with thank-you notes from his victims, who admired his skills at refinishing-- The aunt and cousin of a First Lady, who for many years inhabited a Gothic mansion with twenty-eight cats (and no litter box)-- A locally prominent family who played host to Captain Kidd in 1699 and still have the buried treasure to prove it-- The Oscar-winning actress whose tearful performance before a local zoning board failed to secure her a permit to build a swimming pool-- A self-made man of outsized appetites who realized his ambition of becoming the most powerful real estate agent in the Hamptons -- and died choking on a piece of steak-- The world-renowned painter who, at a black-tie dinner party, attacked his host's piano with an ice pick-- As well as many of today's Hollywood, Wall Street, and fashion- and art-world potentates -- all vying for a slice of land still inhabited by families that have farmed and fished the region for generations.
Review: The Hamptons, that famous string of beachside hamlets in New York State, are not just a quiet vacation spot for New England blue bloods like the duPonts and Vanderbilts. According to Steven Gaines, the author of a spate of "untold" and "true" biographies of such glitterati as Calvin Klein, they're also--surprise!--a sandbox of scandal.
And who exactly has been stirring things up? Gaines centers the book on an eccentric cast of characters in Hamptons history: semicloseted gay men of fabulous wealth and Ralph Lauren taste, half-cracked Mayflower descendants going to seed, and those "Philistines," the nouveau riche, blemishing the scenery with their terrible taste. "The establishment can hold off the newcomers for only so long," explains the author. "There are always more of Them than Us."
Heavily researched, the book is painstakingly detailed and unapologetically voyeuristic, full of "nine-ounce chilled Baccarat crystal stem glasses," "Chippendale sofas upholstered in Scalamandré silks," "Gucci loafers," and "fourteen-karat-gold wallpaper." It's a Champagne truffle: sinful, enticing, and pure froth at its center. --Maria Dolan
Título: Philistines at the Hedgerow: Passion and ...
Condición del libro: Good
Descripción Little Brown & Co (T). Hardcover. Estado de conservación: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Nº de ref. de la librería 2721298985
Descripción Little Brown & Co (T). Hardcover. Estado de conservación: GOOD. Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some light highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable. Nº de ref. de la librería 2795793959
Descripción Little Brown and Company. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear and the pages have only minimal creases. Nº de ref. de la librería G0316309419I3N10
Descripción Little Brown and Company. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Fair. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Nº de ref. de la librería G0316309419I5N10
Descripción Little Brown & Company. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Book shows a small amount of wear to cover and binding. Some pages show signs of use. Nº de ref. de la librería G0316309419I3N00
Descripción Little Brown & Company. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. This book has a light amount of wear to the pages, cover and binding. Nº de ref. de la librería G0316309419I3N00
Descripción Estado de conservación: Good. This item is in good condition. All pages and covers are readable. There are no stains or tears. Dust jacket is present if applicable. May contain small amounts of writing and/or highlighting. Spine and cover may show signs of wear. May not contain supplementary items such as CD's or DVD's. We ship within 1 business day. Nº de ref. de la librería 34FG1R0006FH
Descripción Estado de conservación: Acceptable. This is a ex library book, stickers and markings accordingly. Nº de ref. de la librería 34FA2M00154D_ns
Descripción Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. No Highlighting, Some visible signs of use to cover and pages. Photo is a catalog stock image so cover may be different, accessories like attached toys, cds, dvds, cassettes may not be present. We ship the same or next business day and provide a tracking number with tracking info. Nº de ref. de la librería 48DFH3000CFV
Descripción Little Brown & Co (T), 1998. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Used: Very Good. Minimal wear. Nº de ref. de la librería BK0112143