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Author Dennett, Laurie, 1946- author

Title An American princess : the remarkable life of Marguerite Chapin Caetani / Laurie Dennett
Published Montreal ; Kingston ; London ; Chicago : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2016


Description 1 online resource
Contents 1 A Girl from New England -- 2 A Young Heiress in the Making -- 3 One Life, Two Worlds -- 4 Prince Roffredo and the Caetani -- 5 A Strained Courtship with a Happy Outcome -- 6 A Family in War and Peace -- 7 Villa Romaine and the Genesis of Commerce -- 8 A Unique Vocation: Fostering the Commerce of Ideas -- 9 The Move to Rome, and Ninfa -- 10 War and Tragedy -- 11 New Beginnings: Botteghe Oscure -- 12 The Fullness of Time -- 13 A Legacy for the Future
Summary "In An American Princess, Laurie Dennett relates the remarkable story of a New England girl whose wealth, intelligence, and charm took her to the heart of aristocratic and intellectual Europe. Marguerite Chapin (1880-1963) was the product of two cultures: her father's enterprising American one, and her mother's French heritage, which enabled her to move to Paris when she inherited a fortune at age twenty-one. There, she studied singing with the greatest tenor of the age, commissioned paintings from artists such as Pierre Bonnard, Edouard Vuillard, and André Derain, and drew upon her many friendships with writers to found and edit the pioneering literary review Commerce."-- From publisher's website
"Her marriage, in 1911, to the composer Prince Roffredo Caetani, a member of one of Italy's oldest dynasties, added a whole new dimension to her life. Not only did it bring her a title, but happiness, two children, and a set of extraordinarily talented in-laws. When Marguerite and Roffredo moved to Rome in 1932, Ninfa, the estate where the Caetani family had created a garden among the ruins of a medieval town, offered a refuge from fascism and an outlet for creativity. At age sixty-eight, having survived the death of her son, the war and the occupation, Marguerite launched the international review Botteghe Oscure. Its aim was to reclaim respectability for Italian writing, but through her discerning and generous editorial vision, it became a showcase for writers everywhere."-- From publisher's website
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Caetani, Marguerite.
Caetani, Marguerite
SUBJECT Commerce (Paris, France : 1924)
Botteghe oscure
Subject Periodical editors -- France -- Biography
Periodical editors -- Italy -- Biography
Princesses -- France -- Biography
Princesses -- Italy -- Biography
Intellectual life
Periodical editors
Giardino di Ninfa (Italy)
Europe -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
Italy -- Giardino di Ninfa
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780773599925