Bright Young People (Paperback)

D.J. Taylor

ISBN 10: 0099474476 / ISBN 13: 9780099474470
Used / Paperback / Quantity Available: 0
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. AbeBooks has millions of books. We've listed similar copies below.

Description:

Paperback. 'Bright Young People. Making the most of our youth. They talk in the Press of our social success. But quite the reverse is the truth' - Noel Coward. The Bright Young People were one of the.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 336 pages. 0.269. Bookseller Inventory #

About this title:

Book ratings provided by Goodreads:
3.54 avg rating
(511 ratings)

Synopsis: Bright Young People/ Making the most of our youth/ They talk in the Press of our social success/ But quite the reverse is the truth. [Noel Coward] The Bright Young People were one of the most extraordinary youth cults in British history. A pleasure-seeking band of bohemian party-givers and blue-blooded socialites, they romped through the 1920s gossip columns. Evelyn Waugh dramatised their antics in Vile Bodies and many of them, such as Anthony Powell, Nancy Mitford,Cecil Beaton and John Betjeman, later became household names. Their dealings with the media foreshadowed our modern celebrity culture and even today,we can detect their influence in our cultural life. But the quest for pleasure came at a price. Beneath the parties and practical jokes was a tormented generation, brought up in the shadow of war, whose relationships - with their parents and with each other - were prone to fracture. For many, their progress through the 'serious' Thirties, when the age of parties was over and another war hung over the horizon, led only to drink, drugs and disappointment, and in the case of Elizabeth Ponsonby - whose story forms a central strand of this book - to a family torn apart by tragedy. Moving from the Great War to the Blitz, Bright Young People is both a chronicle of England's 'lost generation' of the Jazz Age, and a panoramic portrait of a world that could accommodate both dizzying success and paralysing failure. Drawing on the writings and reminiscences of the Bright Young People themselves, D.J. Taylor has produced an enthralling social and cultural history, a definitive portrait of a vanished age.

About the Author: D.J.Taylor is a novelist, critic and acclaimed biographer of William Thackeray and George Orwell (both available in paperback). His Orwell: The Life won the Whitbread Biography of the year for 2003. His most recent books are the Victorian novel Kept: A Victorian Mystery (Chatto, 2006) and The Corinthian Spirit: on the decline of Amateurism in Sport (Yellow Jersey, 2006). He is married with three children and lives in Norwich.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bibliographic Details

Title: Bright Young People (Paperback)
Publication Date: 2008
Binding: Paperback
Book Condition: New

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Taylor, D J
ISBN 10: 0099474476 ISBN 13: 9780099474470
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 4
Seller:
WorldofBooks
(Goring-By-Sea, WS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR001669941

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 2.31
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.04
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Taylor, D. J.
Published by Vintage Books USA
ISBN 10: 0099474476 ISBN 13: 9780099474470
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Free State Books
(Halethorpe, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage Books USA. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. This copy shows very minor wear. Bookseller Inventory # G0099474476I4N00

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 6.74
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

D J Taylor
Published by Vintage 02/10/2008 (2008)
ISBN 10: 0099474476 ISBN 13: 9780099474470
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Hay-on-Wye Booksellers
(Hay-on-Wye, HEREF, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage 02/10/2008, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. A lot of creases on spine and slight shelf wear on cover. Also a tiny tear on outer edge of two pages. Content is fine. Bookseller Inventory # 001619-7

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.97
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.23
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Taylor, D. J.
Published by Vintage Books USA
ISBN 10: 0099474476 ISBN 13: 9780099474470
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Phatpocket Limited
(Waltham Abbey, HERTS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage Books USA. Book Condition: Good. Ex-library, so some stamps and wear, but in good overall condition. Bookseller Inventory # Z1-C-004-01642

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 4.52
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.09
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Taylor, D. J.
Published by Vintage, London (2008)
ISBN 10: 0099474476 ISBN 13: 9780099474470
Used Soft cover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Bradfield Books
(Bradfield, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage, London, 2008. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # 003709

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 6.95
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 13.51
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

D J Taylor
Published by Vintage
ISBN 10: 0099474476 ISBN 13: 9780099474470
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Bookseller Inventory # B9780099474470

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.87
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.37
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

D J Taylor
Published by Random House (2008)
ISBN 10: 0099474476 ISBN 13: 9780099474470
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Random House, 2008. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # F4-9780099474470

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.85
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 12.15
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

D J Taylor
Published by Vintage (2008)
ISBN 10: 0099474476 ISBN 13: 9780099474470
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Monster Bookshop
(Fleckney, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. BRAND NEW ** SUPER FAST SHIPPING FROM UK WAREHOUSE ** 30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000191195

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.41
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.69
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

D. J. Taylor
Published by Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom (2008)
ISBN 10: 0099474476 ISBN 13: 9780099474470
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Bright Young People . Making the most of our youth. They talk in the Press of our social success. But quite the reverse is the truth - Noel Coward. The Bright Young People were one of the most extraordinary youth cults in British history. A pleasure-seeking band of bohemian party-givers and blue-blooded socialites, they romped through the 1920s gossip columns. Evelyn Waugh dramatised their antics in Vile Bodies and many of them, such as Anthony Powell, Nancy Mitford,Cecil Beaton and John Betjeman, later became household names. Their dealings with the media foreshadowed our modern celebrity culture and even today,we can detect their influence in our cultural life. But the quest for pleasure came at a price. Beneath the parties and practical jokes was a tormented generation, brought up in the shadow of war, whose relationships - with their parents and with each other - were prone to fracture.For many, their progress through the serious Thirties, when the age of parties was over and another war hung over the horizon, led only to drink, drugs and disappointment, and in the case of Elizabeth Ponsonby - whose story forms a central strand of this book - to a family torn apart by tragedy. Moving from the Great War to the Blitz, Bright Young People is both a chronicle of England s lost generation of the Jazz Age, and a panoramic portrait of a world that could accommodate both dizzying success and paralysing failure. Drawing on the writings and reminiscences of the Bright Young People themselves, D.J. Taylor has produced an enthralling social and cultural history, a definitive portrait of a vanished age. Bookseller Inventory # AAZ9780099474470

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.30
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

D J Taylor
Published by Vintage 2008-10-02 (2008)
ISBN 10: 0099474476 ISBN 13: 9780099474470
New Paperback Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage 2008-10-02, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # NU-GRD-00642438

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.92
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.04
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are 22 more copies of this book

View all search results for this book