King Lehr by Elizabeth Beresford
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King Lehr
By Elizabeth Beresford

King Lehr

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King Lehr by Elizabeth Beresford

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Harry Symes Lehr was born in 1869 into a family that was neither wealthy nor socially prominent. His natural gift for entertaining and his penchant for hobnobbing with the very rich earned him entry to the powerful circle of the New York and Newport social elite, where Harry clowned his way to a position of prominence. One of his admirers and patrons, Mrs. Stuyvesant Fish, introduced him to a young widow, Elizabeth Wharton Drexel. Elizabeth was smitten with young Harry, his elegant dress, and outrageous behavior. They were soon married. But King Lehr had a secret he was not what he seemed. On their wedding night he cruelly dictated to his new bride the rules of their strange bedfellowship. For twenty-three years, Mrs. Lehr protected his secret and remained in a loveless and abusive marriage. After Harry s death, Elizabeth remarried, to the Baron Decies. Lady Decies wrote down her secret story in 1938, incorporating Harry s most intimate diaries, and told all in this scandalous tale of power, desire, and deception."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781557099631
ISBN-10: 1557099634
Format: Paperback / softback
(216mm x 140mm x 21mm)
Pages: 330
Imprint: Applewood Books
Publisher: Applewood Books
Publish Date: 27-Jan-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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