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Lost girls : the invention of the flapper

Author: Linda Simon
Publisher: London : Reaktion Books, ©2017 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView 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. This spirited history gives us a fresh look at the reality of young women's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Simon
ISBN: 9781780238128 1780238126
OCLC Number: 979568199
Description: 293 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm
Contents: Angelfish --
Daughters revolt --
The happy boy --
Private lives --
Bodies in motion --
A culture of their own --
Votes for flappers --
The age of the girl --
The flapper paramount.
Other Titles: Invention of the flapper
Responsibility: Linda Simon.

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Lost Girls: The Invention of the Flapper is a spirited revisionist history of the iconic, mythic flapper, which gives fresh insight into young women's experiences in America and Britain from the  Read more...

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