The Resource The Swans of Fifth Avenue : a novel, Melanie Benjamin

The Swans of Fifth Avenue : a novel, Melanie Benjamin

Label
The Swans of Fifth Avenue : a novel
Title
The Swans of Fifth Avenue
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Melanie Benjamin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Of all the glamorous stars of New York high society, none blazes brighter than Babe Paley. Her flawless face regularly graces the pages of Vogue, and she is celebrated and adored for her ineffable style and exquisite taste, especially among her friends -- the alluring socialites Slim Keith, C. Z. Guest, Gloria Guinness, and Pamela Churchill. By all appearances, Babe has it all: money, beauty, glamour, jewels, influential friends, a prestigious husband, and gorgeous homes. But beneath this elegantly composed exterior dwells a passionate woman -- a woman desperately longing for true love and connection. Enter Truman Capote. This diminutive golden-haired genius with a larger-than-life personality explodes onto the scene, setting Babe and her circle of Swans aflutter. Through Babe, Truman gains an unlikely entrée into the enviable lives of Manhattan's elite, along with unparalleled access to the scandal and gossip of Babe's powerful circle. Sure of the loyalty of the man she calls "True Heart," Babe never imagines the destruction Truman will leave in his wake. But once a storyteller, always a storyteller -- even when the stories aren't his to tell
Summary
When Truman Capote gains access to New York high society, he builds an unlikely friendship with socialite Babe Paley
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
LibraryReads Favorites, 2016
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10435090
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Benjamin, Melanie
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Capote, Truman
  • Paley, Babe Mortimer
  • Gossip
  • Socialites
  • Upper class
  • Capote, Truman
  • Paley, Babe Mortimer
  • Upper class
  • New York (State)
Target audience
adult
Label
The Swans of Fifth Avenue : a novel, Melanie Benjamin
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn898717399
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 341 pages
Isbn
9780345528698
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014048099
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)898717399
Label
The Swans of Fifth Avenue : a novel, Melanie Benjamin
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn898717399
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 341 pages
Isbn
9780345528698
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014048099
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)898717399

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