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It was the last year of Queen Victoria's reign and the beginning of Lenin's communist reign. All the glamour, uncertainty, innocence, charm, and exuberance of 1900 are evoked with contemporary illustrations and West's lively insights. 10" x 8 1/2". B&W photos & illus.
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Published by George Weidenfeld & Nicholson (first published January 1st 1996)
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Jan 21, 2015 AJ rated it liked it
To learn about the period I recommend reading Barbara Tuchman's The Proud Tower. Then read 1900 and imagine hearing the voice of Maggie Smith as Downton Abbey's Dowager Countess at age 88. She meanders through personal memories and historical discourse about a pivotal year, replete with sometimes bizarre digressions and witty bon mots about the classes, the Queen, the Boer War, and so on.
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Nov 06, 2013 Pam Torres rated it really liked it
An excellent study of 1900. West's prose is creates not only accurate description but conveys the nuances of the time in history.
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Jan 11, 2012 Maureen Rue rated it really liked it
An interesting book on what western life was like, especially for women, at the beginning of the last century.
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Jul 19, 2007 Jrobertus rated it really liked it
captivating text and photos of the 'new
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Cicely Isabel Fairfield, known by her pen name Rebecca West, or Dame Rebecca West, DBE was an English author, journalist, literary critic and travel writer. A prolific, protean author who wrote in many genres, West was committed to feminist and liberal principles and was one of the foremost public intellectuals of the twentieth century. She reviewed books for The Times, the New York Herald Tribune ...more
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