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The Edwardians

Priestley, J. B.

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ISBN 10: 0060134143 / ISBN 13: 9780060134143
Published by Harper & Row, Publishers, NY, 1970
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Copy has minor rubbing, dj has price clipped, some edgewear with rubbing nicks on the tips of corners and edges of spine, minor crease line on front. Nice violet cloth binding. This richly illustrated book surveys one of the most fascinating periods of modern history, from the accession of King Edward VII in 1901 to the oubreak of the first World War: an era which many people now regard as a 'golden age' of peace, confort and stability as well as a period of hope and of new ideas. Personalities from the monarchs and others of High Society to those regarded as the Lower Orders. The second part ranges over every aspect of Edwardian life, from politics to the press, art, music and theater. In the final part, Priestley brilliantly evokes the closing years of a society drifting into dissolution. Lavishly illustrated with color and b/w photographs, art reproductions, etc. 302pp. Desirable!. Bookseller Inventory # 001092

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Title: The Edwardians

Publisher: Harper & Row, Publishers, NY

Publication Date: 1970

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+

Edition: First Edition

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Although people see the Edwardian era as a golden age of peace, propsperity and tranquility, it was also one of hope and of new ideas, of inventions such as the radio and the aeroplane, and a fermant of activity in politics, social controversy and the arts. J.B. Priestley exmaines the personality of the monarch after which the Edwardian era is named, analyzes the legacy of the Victorian age, and discusses the contrast beyween High Society and what were called the Lower Orders.

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