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On Or About December 1910: Early Bloomsbury And Its Intimate World: Stansky, Peter

On Or About December 1910: Early Bloomsbury And Its Intimate World

Stansky, Peter

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ISBN 10: 0674636058 / ISBN 13: 9780674636057
Published by Harvard University Press, Cambridge, London, 1996
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On Or About December 1910: Early Bloomsbury And Its Intimate World, Stansky, Peter. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1996. In beautiful condition; only flaw is price clipped jacket. "On or about December 1910 human character changed, Virginia Woolf remarked, and well she might have. The company she kept, the Bloomsbury Circle, took shape before the coming of World War I, and would have a lasting impact on English Society and culture after the war. This book captures the world of Bloomsbury at the end of an era, and on the eve of modernism. Peter Stansky depicts the vanguard of a rising generation seizing its moment. He shows us Woolf in that fateful year, in the midst of an emotional breakdown, reaching a turning point with her first novel, "The Voyage Out", and E.M. Forster, already a success, offering "Howards End" and acknowledging his passion for another man. Here are Roger Fry, prominent art critic and connoisseur, remaking tradition with the exhibition "Manet And The Post-Impressionists"; Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant beginning their most interesting phase as artists; Lytton Strachey signing the contract for his first book; and John Maynard Keynes entering a significant new stage in his career. Amid the opulence and poverty, the suffragists, anarchists, agitators and organizers, Stansky Brings the world of the Bloomsbury Group to life. Their lives, relationships, writings and ideas entwine. Even their "Dreadnought" hoax, a trick played on the sacred institution of the Navy, reveals their boldness and esprit. the picture Stansky presents encompasses the conflicts and sureties of a changing world of politics, aesthetics and character.". Bookseller Inventory # 000216

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Title: On Or About December 1910: Early Bloomsbury ...

Publisher: Harvard University Press, Cambridge, London

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

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"On or about December 1910" human character changed, Virginia Woolf remarked, and well she might have. The company she kept, the Bloomsbury circle, took shape before the coming of World War I, and would have a lasting impact on English society and culture after the war. This book captures the dazzling world of Bloomsbury at the end of an era, and on the eve of modernism.

Peter Stansky depicts the vanguard of a rising generation seizing its moment. He shows us Woolf in that fateful year, in the midst of an emotional breakdown, reaching a turning point with her first novel, The Voyage Out, and E. M. Forster, already a success, offering Howards End and acknowledging his passion for another man. Here are Roger Fry, prominent art critic and connoisseur, remaking tradition with the epochal exhibition "Manet and the Post-Impressionists"; Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant beginning their most interesting phase as artists; Lytton Strachey signing the contract for his first book; and John Maynard Keynes entering a significant new stage in his illustrious career.

Amid the glittering opulence and dismal poverty, the swirl of Suffragists, anarchists, agitators, and organizers, Stansky--drawing upon his historical and literary skills--brings the intimate world of the Bloomsbury group to life. Their lives, relationships, writings, and ideas entwine, casting one member after another in sharp relief. Even their Dreadnought Hoax, a trick played on the sacred institution of the navy, reveals their boldness and esprit. The picture Stansky presents, with all its drama and detail, encompasses the conflicts and sureties of a changing world of politics, aesthetics, and character.

About the Author:

Peter Stansky is the Frances and Charles Field Professor of History at Stanford University, author, among other works, of Redesigning the World: William Morris, the 1880s, and the Arts and Crafts, and coauthor of Journey to the Frontier: Two Roads to the Spanish Civil War.

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