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The Mauve Decade: American Life at the End of the Nineteenth Century

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Laced with witty anecdotes and sparkling epigrams, Beer's remarkable cultural history encompasses the wild panoply of the Gilded Age's last decade, from high society to the closing of the West.
Paperback, 272 pages
Published August 22nd 1997 by Carroll & Graf (first published 1980)
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didn't finish it...would have been fucking hilarious if i had been born in 1865, but just too disorienting (though intermittently funny) in this day and age, with my limited historical knowledge.
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Only bought it because Faulkner mentioned it. Have yet to read.
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That's the most wacky and gossipy "history" I've ever read.
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Thomas Beer 1889-1940. He is best remembered for his biographies of Stephen Crane (1923) and Marcus (Mark) Hanna (1929) and his witty study of American manners in the 1890s, The Mauve Decade (1926). Some of his realistic short stories were collected by Wilson Follett in Mrs. Egg and Other Barbarians (1947).
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