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  • Published: 30 April 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446467961
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 448
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Edwardian Turn Of Mind




The Edwardian Turn of Mind brilliantly evokes the cultural temper of an age. The years between the death of Queen Victoria and the outbreak of the First World War witnessed a turbulent and dramatic struggle between the old and the new. Samuel Hynes considers the principal areas of conflict - politics, science, the arts and the relations between men and women - and fills them with a wide-ranging cast of characters: Tories, Liberals and Socialists, artists and reformers, psychoanalysts and psychic researchers, sexologists, suffragettes and censors. His book is a portrait of a tumultuous time - out of which contemporary England was made.

  • Published: 30 April 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446467961
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 448
Categories:

About the author

Samuel Hynes

Samuel Hynes is Woodrow Wilson Professor of Literature as Princeton University. Together with his earlier works- The Edwardian Turn of Mind and The Auden Generation- A War Imagined forms an important continuous study of the relationship between literature, the arts and th4e events of history during the first four decades of the twentieth century.

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Praise for Edwardian Turn Of Mind

Professor Hynes's book deserves to be set alongside the long-standing masterpiece on the latter part of the same period, George Dangerfield's The Strange Death of Liberal England... It is done so ruthlessly well that Edwardian England will never recover its air of golden repose before the deluge.

Michael Foot, Evening Standard

Original and important.. It is a most impressive survey and succeeds in bringing coherent conceptual organization to a formidable mass of material.

Steven Marcus, Atlantic Monthly

This is a delightful book... often witty in its turn of phrase and often original in its own turn of mind.

Marghanita Laski, Saturday Review

An excellent account of the origins of our present intellectual and moral climate

Malcolm Muggeridge, Observer

There will be many more studies of the age. But few of them are likely to be so well-constructed and compulsively readable as The Edwardian Turn of Mind

Michael Holroyd, New York Times Book Review

Compulsively readable.

Michael Holroyd

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