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The Resource London in the 1890s : a cultural history, Karl Beckson

London in the 1890s : a cultural history, Karl Beckson

Label
London in the 1890s : a cultural history
Title
London in the 1890s
Title remainder
a cultural history
Statement of responsibility
Karl Beckson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Outcries against obscene art and behavior; anxiety about national decline in the face of emerging superpowers; bitter debate about women's roles and behavior; fear of a dangerous underclass festering in urban slums; misgivings about the price of progress; multicultural enthusiasms; vogues for a new age of mysticism and the occult; widespread feeling that the world is changing faster than anyone can assimilate. Not America in the 1990s, but England in the 1890s as this fascinating book reveals. In the tradition of Carl Schorske's Fin de Siecle Vienna, Karl Beckson shows how in the 1890s London drew together and nurtured the seeds of modernism. Here are the great figures of that time - Wilde, Shaw, Yeats, Beardsley, Kipling, Gladstone, Beatrice and Sidney Webb, among many others - engaged in the movements and debates, the great shifts in public behavior and feeling, that would make the world we know. The result is an entertaining cultural history that brings before us the time and the place where Victorianism gave birth to modernism
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1926-2008
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Beckson, Karl
Dewey number
820.9/32421/09034
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR468.D43
LC item number
B43 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • English literature
  • Authors, English
  • Decadence (Literary movement)
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Modernism (Art)
  • London (England)
  • Cultuurgeschiedenis
  • Engels
  • Letterkunde
  • Littérature anglaise
  • Décadentisme
  • Modernisme (art)
  • Modernisme (littérature)
Label
London in the 1890s : a cultural history, Karl Beckson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 385-416) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
TABLE OF CONTENTS -- Socialist utopias and anarchist bombs -- The damnation of decadence -- Tragic Rhymers and mythic Celts -- The quest for a poet laureate -- Prostitutes on the promenade -- The new woman -- The new drama -- Love in earnest: the importance of being Uranian -- Trials and tribulations -- Defying the commercial periodicals -- Whistler, the fantastic butterfly -- Perfect and imperfect Wagnerites -- In the troughs of Zolaism -- The dance of the occult mysteries -- Empire builders and destroyers
Control code
25246302
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 445 pages
Isbn
9780393033977
Lccn
92000937
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1113633
Label
London in the 1890s : a cultural history, Karl Beckson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 385-416) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
TABLE OF CONTENTS -- Socialist utopias and anarchist bombs -- The damnation of decadence -- Tragic Rhymers and mythic Celts -- The quest for a poet laureate -- Prostitutes on the promenade -- The new woman -- The new drama -- Love in earnest: the importance of being Uranian -- Trials and tribulations -- Defying the commercial periodicals -- Whistler, the fantastic butterfly -- Perfect and imperfect Wagnerites -- In the troughs of Zolaism -- The dance of the occult mysteries -- Empire builders and destroyers
Control code
25246302
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 445 pages
Isbn
9780393033977
Lccn
92000937
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1113633

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