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Summary of the Swans of Fifth Avenue : By Melanie Benjamin Includes Analysis
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Summary of The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin - Includes Analysis

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The Swans of Fifth Avenue is a novel about the experiences of American author Truman Capote and the group of wealthy women he called his swans, particularly Babe Paley.  Read more...


 
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Summary of The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin - Includes Analysis

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The Swans of Fifth Avenue is a novel about the experiences of American author Truman Capote and the group of wealthy women he called his swans, particularly Babe Paley. The story is set against the backdrop of New York City high society in the 1950s through the 1970s. The novel is a fictionalized account of historical people and events.

In 1955, Truman was riding the fame of his first novel, Other Voices, Other Rooms. Truman met the stunning socialite Babe Paley and her husband Bill Paley, the chairman and founder of CBS, and he and Babe immediately struck up a friendship. Around the same time, Truman met several of Babe's friends, all beautiful, socialite wives of wealthy men, whom he called his swans. They included Slim Hawks, Gloria Guinness, Pamela Churchill, C.Z. Guest and...

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  • ISBN-13: 9781945272585
  • ISBN-10: 1945272589
  • Publisher: Instaread
  • Publish Date: April 2016
  • Page Count: 24
  • Dimensions: 8 x 5 x 0.05 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.07 pounds


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