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In a series of hilariously dry fictional sketches, E.F. Benson offers a glimpse of the most exclusive of societies ‹ Edwardian Mayfair. It was a world that he knew intimately, and he presents each of its denizens as a distinct representative of an anthropological ³type.² We meet Sir Louis and Lady Mary Marigold, who practice snobbery as an art form; ³Aunt² Georgie, a cheerful bachelor with a passion for embroidery; Mrs. Weston, a devoted follower of health cults and spiritual fads; Horace Campbell, the poisonous society gossip; Mrs. Sarah Whitehand, the social-climbing wife of an American toilet-bowl magnate; and Mr. Sandow, a socialite vicar who seems interested in everything but spirituality. These and a number of other intriguing specimens, all greedily jockeying for social standing, are impaled, labeled, and preserved for our entertainment on the razor-sharp scalpel of Benson¹s savage wit.About the Author:
E. F. Benson was an English novelist, biographer, memoirist, archaeologist and short story writer.
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Book Description The Hogarth Press Ltd, 1986. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. The Freaks of Mayfair This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. . Bookseller Inventory # 7719-9780701206970
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Book Description Hogarth Press, 1986. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. 7.70 X 5.10 X 0.80 inches; 256 pages. Bookseller Inventory # a500778
Book Description Hogarth Press, London, 1986. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Plank, George (illustrator). 235 pp., illus.; 20 cm. First published, 1916. With a new introduction by Christopher Hawtree. Tight, clean copy. Browning. Illustrations by George Plank. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 053910
Book Description Chatto & Windus - The Hogarth Press, London, 1986. Softcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Marfree, tite illus reprint from the Orig; pps tanned, no names, not marked-in, underscored, clearance or discard. Mails from NYC usually within 12 hours.; 256 pages; Mayfair Bestiary, August 16, 2007 By James Ellsworth (Caldwell, TX) - Benson fans should rejoice in this release which chronicles the "freaks"--strange fauna--who haunt the fashionable drawing rooms of the Mayfair microcosm of Edwardian Society. As a collection of "entries", the style does not require a sustained plot--so don't expect one. Benson chose a form that allowed for publication in the satirical magazines of the day and each entry has its share of droll wit. I bought the book specifically for the "Aunt Georgie" piece, suspecting that it would prefigure the character who became Georgie Pilson. I had hoped for a really early look at how Georgie hired Foljambe, his peerless parlor maid/caregiver. This is not the case: Aunt Georgie is the wealthy head of a "good" British family with plenty of sisters and so on to support and a large house in the country where he houses his dependent relatives. He has "serious" interests in poetry and music but is not the artist that Benson makes of his "immortal" Georgie. Read the book to learn more.but rejoice also that Benson later developed Georgie Pilson. In other chapters, Benson goes on to lampoon the social fads of his day, familiar to readers of the "Riseholm" period of his Lucia books: Yoga, Spiritualism, Christian Science Healing, Vegan lifestyles and so forth. Of course he chronicles a typology of "climbers", finding room for chapters on "verticle" ones and "horizontal" ones. Not one prefigures the highly developed skills Lucia displays in her social mountaineering but they make for a cozy evening read--perhaps at bedtime, just before dropping off. Illustrated by George Plank. Bookseller Inventory # 22202
Book Description The Hogarth Press, 1986. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0701206977