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Who created it? Wilson, Richard Guy, 1940-
What's it called? Harbor Hill [electronic resource] : portrait of a house / Richard Guy Wilson.
Who published it? [United States] : Blackstone Audio, Inc. : Made available through hoopla, 2009.
Edition info! Unabridged.
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What's it like? 1 online resource (1 audio file (5hr., 33 min.)) : digital.
Performers! Read by Malcolm Hillgartner.
What's it about? A "palace" ruled by a "queen," Harbor Hill in Roslyn, Long Island, was commissioned by the beautiful and imperious Katherine Duer Mackay, wife of one of the country's wealthiest men, to be an estate almost without equal in the entire country. The mansion, along with its magnificent furnishings, art, gardens, and the owners' hubris, striving, and ultimate failure are the center of this saga. An extravagant product of the desire for social acceptance, the portrait covers old versus new wealth, religious differences over the building of a church, and art collecting, as well as the many people involved, from the architects, builders, and workers to the servants and staff who ran the house and gardens. Harbor Hill's story includes elements of farce and tragedy; in a sense it is an American portrait.
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Special stuff to know! Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Helpful subjects! Mansions -- New York (State) -- Roslyn.
Lost architecture -- New York (State) -- Roslyn.
Roslyn (N.Y.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
More people who helped! Hillgartner, Malcolm.
hoopla digital.
Special numbers! 9781481551847 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
1481551841 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Special numbers! MWT10026269
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