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1908. Rives, a member of one of America's oldest families and the wife of a prominent American diplomat, authored The Modern and Complete Book of Etiquette. As a novelist she wrote several best sellers. The Castaway begins: A cool breeze slipped ahead of the dawn. It blew dim the calm Greek stars, stirred the intricate branches of olive-trees inlaid in the rose-pearl facade of sky, bowed the tall, coral-lipped oleanders lining the rivulets, and crisped the soft wash of the gulf-tide. It lifted the strong bronze curls on the brow of a sleeping man who lay on the sea-beach covered with a goatskin. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.