The Edwardian Turn of Mind
First World War and English Culture
By (author) Samuel Hynes
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Edwardian Turn of Mind by Samuel Hynes
Book DescriptionThe "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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780712650281
(234mm x 153mm x 31mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 12-Mar-1992
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Samuel Hynes
Unsubstantial Air, Paperback (October 2015)
The Unsubstantial Air is a chronicle of war that is more than a military history; it traces the lives and deaths of the young Americans who fought in the skies over Europe in World War I. Using letters, journals, and memoirs, it speaks in their voices and answers primal questions: What was it like to be there? What was it like to fly those planes?
Selected Poetry, Paperback (January 2009)
Thomas Hardy is among the best loved of the great English poets. The new selection of his work made by Samuel Hynes represents all of Hardy's verse collections and gives generous samples from his finest.
Flights of Passage, Paperback (June 2005)» View all books by Samuel Hynes
A gripping, literary recollection of a pilot's experiences during WWII
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Author Biography - Samuel Hynes
Samuel Hynes was born in Chicago in 1924 and was educated at the University of Minnesota and Columbia University. He has taught at Swarthmore College, Northwestern University and Princeton University. From 1943 to 1956, and again in 1952-3, he served as a pilot in the United States Marine Corps. His books include The Pattern of Hardy's Poetry, Edwardian Occasions and Flights of Passage: Reflections of a World War II Aviator. The Edwardian Turn of Mind is the first volume of Samuel Hynes's trilogy of cultural histories covering the relationship between literature, theatre and public events during the first decades of the twentieth century. The others - A War Imagined and The Auden Generation - are also published by Pimlico.
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