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Unquiet souls : a social history of the illustrious, irreverent, intimate group of British aristocrats known as "the Souls"

Author: Angela Lambert
Publisher: New York : Harper & Row, ©1984.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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Thius book describes the rise, and fall, of the Souls, an elite groups that flourished in England from the 1880s until the First World War. Its members included Arthur Balfour, George Curzon, Willy Grenfell, George Wyndham, Alfred Lyttelton, Harry Cust and Hug, Lord Elcho. Some of its most influential members were women: Margot Asquith and the Tennant sisters, Ettie Grenfell, Lady Elcho and the Duchess of Rutland.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Lambert, Angela.
Unquiet souls.
New York : Harper & Row, ©1984
(OCoLC)764450532
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Angela Lambert
ISBN: 0060153296 9780060153298
OCLC Number: 11402353
Description: xxiv, 262 pages, 48 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Angela Lambert.

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Thius book describes the rise, and fall, of the Souls, an elite groups that flourished in England from the 1880s until the First World War. Its members included Arthur Balfour, George Curzon, Willy Grenfell, George Wyndham, Alfred Lyttelton, Harry Cust and Hug, Lord Elcho. Some of its most influential members were women: Margot Asquith and the Tennant sisters, Ettie Grenfell, Lady Elcho and the Duchess of Rutland. The Souls adorned and scandalized society, cultivating an enjoyment of books, games, leisure and hsopitality in London and on country-house weekends. Above all they enjoyed each other. Unconventional and high spirited, they brough elegance, wit and exuberance of sentiment to all the engaged in, from the creation of thei own special language to their endless flirtations and complicated love affairs. The arrival of World War I say many of them off to fight for England and many died. The frivolity of their earlier lives was over.--From the dust jacket.

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