Harbor Hill: Portrait of a House Richard Guy Wilson

ISBN: 9781433250576

Published: February 1st 2013

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Harbor Hill: Portrait of a House  by  Richard Guy Wilson

Harbor Hill: Portrait of a House by Richard Guy Wilson
February 1st 2013 | Audio CD | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | | ISBN: 9781433250576 | 5.75 Mb

Commissioned by the beautiful and imperious wife of one of the countrys wealthiest men, Harbor Hill in Roslyn, Long Island, was an estate almost without equal in the entire country. This is the saga of that magnificent mansion, an extravagantMoreCommissioned by the beautiful and imperious wife of one of the countrys wealthiest men, Harbor Hill in Roslyn, Long Island, was an estate almost without equal in the entire country. This is the saga of that magnificent mansion, an extravagant product of the owners hubris and desire for social acceptance, and of the ultimate failure of that driving ambition.

Incorporating elements of both tragedy and farce, Wilsons very American portrait covers old versus new wealth, religious differences, western mining, and art collecting, as well as the variety of people involved in building and running Harbor Hill.



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