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Bright young people : the lost generation of London's jazz age

Author: D J Taylor
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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A historical assessment of the bohemian socialites of 1920s London traces their half-century dominance over the Western world's social scene and the ways in which they inspired the works of such authors as Evelyn Waugh and Nancy Mitford, in an account that also explores their hidden struggles with wartime tragedies and addiction.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: D J Taylor
ISBN: 9780374116835 0374116830
OCLC Number: 234234196
Notes: "Originally published in 2007 by Chatto & Windus, a division of the Random House Group Limited, Great Britain"--T.p. verso.
Description: xvi, 361 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Prologue: Dionysius in Mayfair --
1. Figures in a landscape: the Burra line --
2. The Society racket --
3. Young men on the make: London 1924-28: Mr. Pryce-Jones's connections --
4. Parents and children --
5. The Revolt into style: Elizabeth in parties --
6. Partygoing: 1929: On the margin: Inez --
7. Success and failure: Two Portraits: the meaning of gossip --
8. Decline and fall: 1930-31: the books Brian never wrote --
9. Celebrity Culture --
10. Gay young people: the Byronic manner --
11. After the dance: 1931-39 --
12. Projections: Miss Mitford's tone --
13. Gone to Report: 1940 and After --
Appendix: "Darling Eddie ... Love B."
Responsibility: D.J. Taylor.
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A historical assessment of the bohemian socialites of 1920s London traces their half-century dominance over the Western world's social scene and the ways in which they inspired the works of such authors as Evelyn Waugh and Nancy Mitford, in an account that also explores their hidden struggles with wartime tragedies and addiction.

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