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The Edwardians

Author: J B Priestley
Publisher: New York, Harper & Row [1970]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Captures the essence of the era in a lively study of its politics, personalities, technical innovations, arts and preoccupations.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J B Priestley
ISBN: 0060134143 9780060134143
OCLC Number: 167109
Description: 302 pages illustrations 26 cm
Contents: Young Bertie --
Prince of Wales --
The crown --
Beating the Boers --
The imperial mystique --
High society --
The lower orders --
Portents --
A time of tension --
The middle classes --
Edwardian politics --
Writers --
Music --
Artists and craftsmen --
The theatre --
Music hall and vaudeville --
The press --
The king dies --
Winds of change --
Constitutional crisis --
Public melodrama --
Bosses and workers --
Suffragettes --
The 'Titanic' --
Russian ballet --
Science and Gowland Hopkins --
Hullo rag-time! --
Antarctic story --
Fancy-dress ball --
Ulster and home rule --
Nineteen-fourteen --
Illusion and fact.
Responsibility: [by] J.B. Priestley.

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Captures the essence of the era in a lively study of its politics, personalities, technical innovations, arts and preoccupations.

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