History / History- Social & Commercial. / The Age of Extravagance: an Edwardian reader by Mary Elizabeth Edes and Dudley Fraisier Mary Elizabeth Edes and Dudley Fraisier Weidenfeld and Nicolson 1955, first edition: red cloth hardcover with gilt lettering to spine: dust jacket: 339 pages: black and white photographic illustrations. An anthology of extracts from the Edwardian era,   evocative of the  leisure, extravagance, and pleasure- loving culture of the early 1900s. Thirty four  contemporary black and white photographs illustrating the varied aspects of Edwardian society are included.  Contents:  Introduction by James Laver.  The King Is Crowned by Dorothy Brett. Teresa  from the Edwardians by. V. Sackville West.  An Out Of Town Hostess from Mother by E F.  Benson.  Henry James from The Vagrant Mood by W. Somerset Maugham.  The Horrible Machine, an Essay on Edwardian Photography by John Brown.  The Christening from the Ideal Home by  Matilde Lees- Dods.  Christmas day from the Small Years by Frank Kendon.  Monte Carlo from Random Reminiscences by Charles Brookfield.  Take One Hundred  Larks  from The Glass  of Fashion by Cecil Beaton.  Newport  from Good Old Summer Days by Richmond  Barrett. 1907 from The Years by Virginia Woolf. Before the Sunset Fades by Daphne Fielding.  Romano 's from the Old Pink'Un Days by J. B. Booth.   Selection from the Un bearable Brassington by Saki.  Twilight of the Horse from London Echoing by James Bone.  The Unsinkable Mrs Brown from Timberline by Gene  Fowler.  Between Seasons from the Scarlet Tree by Osbert Sitwell.  The Carlton from Dinners and Diners by Lieutenant-Colonel Newham- Davis.  The Edwardian Weekend from Small Talk by Harold Nicolson.  A Perfect Dinner from the Feasts of Autoloycus - the Diary of a Greedy Woman by Elizabeth Robins-Pennell. Expiation from the Descent of Man by Edith Wharton.  The New Gaiety from The Gaiety Theatre of Enchantment by W. Macqueen Pope.  The Annual Exodus from Tempestuous Petticoat by Clare  Leighton.  Mrs Elinor Glyn from Books and Persons by Arnold Bennett.  A Second Start in Life from Life and Gabriella by Ellen Glasgow. The Modes of Tomorrow from the Pomps of Satan by Edgar Saltus.  Condition: edges of dust jacket slightly rubbed, and with small repairs : overall clean and good. used books
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  • Book Title: The Age of Extravagance: an Edwardian reader
  • Author: Mary Elizabeth Edes and Dudley Fraisier
  • ISBN: mw00127321
  • Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
  • Year Published: 1955
  • Status: Sold - We are currently out of stock for this title

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