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The Edwardians

Author : Sackville West V.
ISBN : 1406713228
Genre : History
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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Hesperides Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Category: History

The Edwardians

Author : Roy Hattersley
ISBN : 9780349143071
Genre : History
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Edwardian Britain is the quintessential age of nostalgia, often seen as the last long summer afternoon before the cataclysmic changes of the twentieth century began to take form. The class system remained rigidly in place and thousands were employed in domestic service. The habits and sports of the aristocracy were an everyday indulgence. But it was an age of invention as well as tradition. It saw the first widespread use of the motor car, the first aeroplane and the first use of the telegraph. It was also a time of vastly improved education and the public appetite for authors such as Conan Doyle, Rudyard Kipling and E. M. Forster was increased by greater literacy. There were signs too, of the corner history was soon to turn, with the problematic Boer War hinting at a new British weakness overseas and the drive for Votes for Women and Home Rule for Ireland pushing the boundaries of the social and political landscape. In this major work of history, Roy Hattersley has been given exclusive access to many new documents to produce this magisterial new appraisal of a legendary age.
Category: History

The Edwardians

Author : Mr Paul R Thompson
ISBN : 9781134926770
Genre : History
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Everyone who lived during the reign of Edward VII was an Edwardian, not merely the rich, the literary or the scandalous. In this classic work, Paul Thompson records the life stories of some five hundred Edwardians born between 1872 and 1906 in a pioneering use of oral history, which captures a unique record of their times. Domestics, labourers, skilled and semi-skilled workers, professionals and high society men and women describe their work, their families, their politics and their leisure. The Edwardians establishes and describes the most important dimensions of social change in the early twentieth century: class structure, gender distinctions, age distinctions - urban and rural - and regional differences. It also evaluates the forces for social change in the period: economic pressures, religious and political conviction, feminism and socialism, patriotism and the war, to reveal how near and how far Edwardian society was to revolution in this time of critical social change. By giving a voice to the contribution and experience of ordinary people, Paul Thompson brings the Edwardian era vividly to life. This new edition, is substantially revised and includes a new chapter on Identity and Power, to take into account major historiographical and social changes since its publication in 1975. It has new photographs and an up-to-date bibliography.
Category: History

Edwardian And Georgian Fiction

Author : Sterling Professor of the Humanities Harold Bloom
ISBN : 9781438114927
Genre : English fiction
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Examines fiction from the Edwardian and Georgian literary period that includes works by Hardy, Wilde, Kipling, Forster and others.
Category: English fiction

Black Edwardians

Author : Jeffrey Green
ISBN : 9781136318238
Genre : History
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This study reveals the presence of black people in all walks of life all over the British Isles at the height of the imperialist era - challenging conventional views on imperialism, racism and British social history. Historians of British society have largely ignored this most visible of minorities, and commentators on racism have been silent on the period.
Category: History

Pocket Guide To Edwardian England

Author : Evangeline Holland
ISBN : 9781478113447
Genre : History
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Compiled from lectures and blog posts on Edwardian Promenade, the Pocket Guide to Edwardian England poses to give a fun, frothy, but thorough look at the time period made popular by Downton Abbey and Upstairs Downstairs! From the royal family of Edward VII to the working class, to the servants who toiled in great country houses and their masters, to the mighty politicians and their goals. For anyone wanting a short and concise, yet deeply engrossing look at this opulent era, Pocket Guide to Edwardian England is just book to take you away.
Category: History

The Edwardians

Author : Marion Sichel
ISBN : 0713411341
Genre : Costume
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Category: Costume

The Edwardian Sense

Author : Morna O'Neill
ISBN : STANFORD:36105211740837
Genre : Art
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This is the twentieth in a series of occasional volumes devoted to studies in British art, published by the Yale Center for British Art and the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art and distributed by Yale University Press. --Book Jacket.
Category: Art

The Edwardian Detective 1901 15

Author : Professor Joseph A Kestner
ISBN : 9781351815277
Genre : Social Science
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This title was first published in 1999 & examines the range of detective literature produced between 1901 and 1915 in Britain, during the reign of Edward VII and the early reign of George V. The book assesses the literature as cultural history, with a focus on issues such as legal reform, marital reform, surveillance, Germanophobia, masculinity/femininity, the "best-seller", the arms race, international diplomacy and the concept of "popular" literature. The work also addresses specific issues related to the relationship of law to literature, such as: the law in literature; the law as literature, the role of literature in surveillance and policing; the interpretation of legal issues by literature; the degree to which literature describes and interprets law; the description of legal processes in detective literature; and the connections between detective literature and cultural practices and transitions.
Category: Social Science

The Edwardians

Author : Anne Gray
ISBN : UOM:39015060092056
Genre : Art
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This catalogue accompanies the exhibition opening at the National Gallery of Australia in March 2004 that aims to reassess the art of the Edwardian period, focusing in particular on the art of Australia. Among Australia's most loved artists are those who went to Europe at the turn of the 19th century to study and live. Many of them stayed abroad for two decades and, like Australian film stars of today, became absorbed onto the world stage. This book places the work of these artists in the context of the British, Irish and American artists with whom they exhibited and associated, and demonstrates their parallel concerns in painterly approach and subject. Opening with paintings by Whistler, which were so influential on the artists of this period, the exhibition focuses on figurative paintings by select British, Irish, American and Australian artists from 1900 to 1914. It also includes George Lambert's King Edward VII (1910), completed shortly before Edward's death and now held in the Commonwealth of Australia Collection. In total the exhibition comprises approximately 140 paintings, sculptures, costumes and fan designs drawn from national and international collections.
Category: Art

The Edwardians

Author : Vita Sackville-West
ISBN : 9781473522671
Genre : Fiction
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WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY KATE WILLIAMS Sebastian is young, handsome and romantic, the heir to a vast and beautiful English country estate. He is a fixed feature in the eternal round of lavish parties, intrigues and traditions at the cold, decadent heart of Edwardian high society. Everyone knows the role he must play, but Sebastian isn't sure he wants the part. Position, privilege and wealth are his, if he can resist the lure of a brave new world.
Category: Fiction

The Edwardians

Author : Victoria Sackville-West
ISBN : UCAL:B4410203
Genre : Historical novel
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The Edwardians

Author : Peter Ludwig Brent
ISBN : UOM:39015031903829
Genre : Great Britain
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Category: Great Britain

The Edwardians

Author : J. B. Priestley
ISBN : IND:30000077021305
Genre : Great Britain
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Although people see the Edwardian era as a golden age of peace, propsperity and tranquility, it was also one of hope and of new ideas, of inventions such as the radio and the aeroplane, and a fermant of activity in politics, social controversy and the arts.
Category: Great Britain

The Edwardians

Author : Charles Petrie
ISBN : UOM:39015035604704
Genre : Great Britain
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Anecdotes and descriptions of social and political life in England, Ireland and Scotland during the reign of Edward 7th (1901-1910.).
Category: Great Britain

The Edwardians And The First World War

Author : Jennifer Ruby
ISBN : IND:30000020700013
Genre : Clothing and dress
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Drawings and text introduce the history of costume, tracing the major fashion developments of the period. Includes a glossary and a list of places to visit.
Category: Clothing and dress

Costume Reference The Edwardians

Author : Marion Sichel
ISBN : STANFORD:36105010161375
Genre : Clothing and dress
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Describes and illustrates the clothing and accessories of English men, women, and children of all classes from Roman and Saxon times to the twentieth century
Category: Clothing and dress

Lutyens And The Edwardians

Author : Jane Brown
ISBN : UOM:39015041050256
Genre : Architects
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Reviews the life and work of the English architect, considered the most fashionable country-house architect of his day
Category: Architects

The Cambridge History Of Twentieth Century English Literature

Author : Laura Marcus
ISBN : 0521820774
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This new Cambridge History is the first major history of twentieth-century English literature to cover the full range of writing in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. The volume also explores the impact of writing from the former colonies on English literature of the period and analyses the ways in which conventional literary genres were shaped and inflected by the new cultural technologies of radio, cinema and television. In providing an authoritative narrative of literary and cultural production across the century, this History acknowledges the claims for innovation and modernisation that characterise the beginning of the period. At the same time, it attends analytically to the more profound patterns of continuity and development which avant-garde tendencies characteristically underplay.
Category: Literary Criticism

Lost Voices Of The Edwardians

Author : Max Arthur
ISBN : 9780007216130
Genre : History
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Combining oral history, rare images, and rediscovered film stills from the turn of the century, this work gives voice to the forgotten figures who peopled the cities, factories, and coasts of Edwardian Britain. This extraordinary period was fueled by a relentless sense of progress and witnessed the invention of many of the technologies now taken for granted. This exciting work draws together the experiences of people from all walks of life, capturing the first generation that was able to record their lives on film and imbuing them with emotional immediacy.
Category: History