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Katherine Duer Mackay and Elizabeth Wharton Drexel


--Mackay and Drexel were socialites in the Gilded Age

--each shocked society by creating a scandal: Mackay by leaving her husband for another man, and Drexel by writing a memoir that revealed the realities of life inside the gilded mansions

--their lives capture the end of the Gilded Age and its undying fascination for generations that followed

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