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London in the 1890s : a cultural history

Author: Karl E Beckson
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Outcries against obscene art and behavior; anxiety about national decline in the face of emerging superpowers; bitter debate about women's roles and behavior; fear of a dangerous underclass festering in urban slums; misgivings about the price of progress; multicultural enthusiasms; vogues for a new age of mysticism and the occult; widespread feeling that the world is changing faster than anyone can assimilate. Not  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karl E Beckson
ISBN: 039303397X 9780393033977
OCLC Number: 25246302
Description: xviii, 445 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: TABLE OF CONTENTS --
Socialist utopias and anarchist bombs --
The damnation of decadence --
Tragic Rhymers and mythic Celts --
The quest for a poet laureate --
Prostitutes on the promenade --
The new woman --
The new drama --
Love in earnest: the importance of being Uranian --
Trials and tribulations --
Defying the commercial periodicals --
Whistler, the fantastic butterfly --
Perfect and imperfect Wagnerites --
In the troughs of Zolaism --
The dance of the occult mysteries --
Empire builders and destroyers.
Responsibility: Karl Beckson.

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The London of the 1890s was a place of great change, when the seeds of modernism were sown. This broad cultural history examines and explains dwindling Victorian values and the repression which led  Read more...

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