Amélie Rives Troubetzkoy

Amélie Rives Troubetzkoy

Amélie Rives Troubetzkoy ("Amélie Louise Rives"; 1863–1945), Princess, was an American novelist and poetess.

A goddaughter of Robert E. Lee and a granddaughter of the engineer and senator William Cabell Rives, Amélie Rives married John Armstrong Chanler (an heir to the Astor fortune) of New York. After their divorce, she married Prince Pierre Troubetzkoy of Russia. The couple resided at Castle Hill, [ [ National Parks Service - Journey Through Hallowed Ground – Castle Hill] ] near Cismont, Virginia.

Rives wrote at least twenty-four volumes of fiction, numerous uncollected poems, and "Herod and Marianne" (1889), a verse drama.

The following is an example poem named "A Mood" (1887):

:It is good to strive against wind and rain :In the keen, sweet weather that autumn brings. :The wild horse shakes not the drops from his mane, :The wild bird flicks not the wet from her wings, :In gladder fashion that I toss free :The mist-dulled gold of my bright hair's flag, :What time the winds on their heel-wings lag, :And all the tempest is friends with me. :None can reach me to wound or cheer; :Sound of weeping and sound of song-- :Neither may trouble me: I can hear :But the wind's loud laugh, and the sibilant, strong, :Lulled rush of the rain through the sapless weeds. :O rare, dear days, ye are here again! :I will woo ye as maidens are wooed of men,-- :With oaths forgotten and broken creeds!

:Ye shall not lack for the sun's fierce shining-- :With the gold of my hair will I make ye glad; :For your blown, red forests give no repining-- :Here are my lips: will ye still be sad? :Comfort ye, comfort ye, days of cloud, :Days of shadow, of wrath, of blast-- :I who love ye am come at last. :Laugh to welcome me! cry aloud!

:For wild am I as the winds and rains-- :Free to come and to go as they; :Love's moon sways not the tides of my veins; :There is no voice that can bid me stay. :Out and away on the drenched, brown lea! :Out to the great, glad heart of the year! :Nothing to grieve for, nothing to fear,-- :Fetterless, lawless, a maiden free!


Novels by Amélie Louise Rives ("Princess Troubetzkoy"):

* "A Brother to Dragons and Other Old-time Tales" (Harper & Brothers, New York, 1888)
* "Virginia of Virginia" (Harper & Brothers, New York, 1888)
* "Herod and Mariamne" (Harper & Brothers, New York, 1888)
* "The Quick or the Dead? A Study" (J. B. Lippincott Co., Philadelphia, 1888)
* "Witness of the Sun" (J. B. Lippincott Co., Philadelphia, 1889)
* "According to St. John" (John W. Lovell Co., New York, 1891)
* "Barbara Dering: A Sequel to The Quick or the Dead?" (J. B. Lippincott Co., Philadelphia, 1893)
* "Tanis the Sang-Digger" (Town Topics Publishing Co. New York, 1893)
* "Athelwold" (Harper & Brothers, New York, 1893)
* "Meriel" (Chatto & Windas, London, 1898)
* "A Damsel Errant" (Harper & Brothers, New York, 1908)
* "Seléné" (Harper & Brothers, New York, 1905)
* "The Golden Rose: The Romance of A Strange Soul" (Harper & Brothers, New York, 1908)
* "Trix and Over-the-Moon" (Harper & Brothers, New York, 1909)
* "Pan's Mountain" (Harper & Brothers, New York, 1910)
* "Hidden House" (J. B. Lippincott Co., Philadelphia, 1912)
* "World's End" (Frederick A. Stokes & Co., New York, 1914)
* "Shadows of Flames" (Hurst & Blackett, Ltd., London, 1915)
* "The Elusive Lady" (Hurst & Blackett, Ltd., London)
* "The Ghost Garden" (S. B. Gundy, Toronto, 1918)
* "As The Wind Blew" (Frederick A. Stokes & Co., New York, 1920)
* "The Sea-Womans Cloak and November Eve" (Stewart Kidd Co., Cincinnati, 1923)
* "The Queerness of Celia" (Grosset & Dunlap, New York, 1926)
* "Firedamp" (Frederick A. Stokes & Co., New York, 1930)


*"The Fear Market" (1920)


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** [ Reviewed by Francine Prose] in the "Washington Post", Sunday, July 30, 2006; Page BW15]

* Mixon, Wayne . "New Woman, Old Family: Passion, Gender, and Place in the Virginia Fiction of Amélie Rives" in: "The Adaptable South: Essays in Honor of George Brown Tindall", ed Elizabeth Jacoway, pp. 124-147. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1991.

* Welford Dunaway Taylor, "Amélie Rives (Princess Troubetzkoy)" (Twayne Publishers, New York, 1973)

See also

*Paolo Troubetzkoy
*Pierre Troubetzkoy
*Tõnu Trubetsky
*Youcca Troubetzkoy

External links

*imdb name|0873722|Amélie Rives Troubetsky
* [élie Rives Troubetsky - photograph]
* [ Amélie Rives Troubetsky - photographs]
* [ Amélie Rives Troubetsky] at "Harper"'s magazine
* [ Amélie Rives Troubetsky at SSSL: Bibliography]
* [ Amélie Rives Troubetsky - poetry]
* [ Amélie Rives Troubetzkoy - biography]
* [ "The Fear Market" (1920)]
*cite news
title='Archie and Amélie': A Combustible Couple in a Torrid Descent Amid Opulence
date=July 3, 2006
work=New York Times

* [ Lifestyles of the Rich and Infamous]
* [ "Archie and Amelie: Love and Madness in the Gilded Age"]

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