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Lost girls : the invention of the flapper

Author: Linda Simon
Publisher: London, UK : Reaktion Books, 2019. copyright 2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First paperback editionView all editions and formats
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In the glorious, boozy party after the First World War, a new being burst defiantly onto the world stage: the 'flapper'. Young, impetuous and flirtatious, she was an alluring, controversial figure, celebrated in movies, fiction, plays and the pages of fashion magazines. But, as this book argues, she didn't appear out of nowhere. Now available in paperback, this spirited, beautifully illustrated history presents a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Simon
ISBN: 1789140714 9781789140712
OCLC Number: 1223028669
Description: 1 vol. (293 p.) : ill., portr., fac-sim. ; 22 cm.
Responsibility: Linda Simon.

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In the glorious, boozy party after the First World War, a new being burst defiantly onto the world stage: the 'flapper'. Young, impetuous and flirtatious, she was an alluring, controversial figure, celebrated in movies, fiction, plays and the pages of fashion magazines. But, as this book argues, she didn't appear out of nowhere. Now available in paperback, this spirited, beautifully illustrated history presents a fresh look at the reality of young women's experiences in America and Britain from the 1890s to the 1920s, when the 'modern' girl emerged. Linda Simon shows us how the modern girl bravely created a culture, a look and a future of her own. Lost Girls is an illuminating history of the iconic flapper as she evolved from a problem to a temptation, and finally, in the 1920s and beyond, to an aspiration.

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"To read Simon's social and literary history of flappers is to feel . . . the relief of the loosening of corsets, the excitement of the shimmy and tango in the dance hall, the thrill of smoking, the Read more...

 
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