The Girl on the Velvet Swing Audio Book

The Girl on the Velvet Swing

Sex, Murder, and Madness at the Dawn of the Twentieth Century
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In 1901, Evelyn Nesbit, the pin-up girl and penniless young actress, dined with Stanford White, the legendary architect, at his 24th St. apartment. Drunk on champagne, Evelyn eventually lost consciousness and was taken advantage of by White. He was 47 years old, she was just sixteen. Four years later, Nesbit would tell her husband, Harry Thaw, of the encounter, leading Thaw to publicly murder White. Filled with glamour, jealousy, and the danger of the Guilded Age, this is a richly detailed look at an America dominated by men of outsize fortunes and the women whose lives depended on them.