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The Edwardian age stands in a pivotal position between the nineteenth century and the twentieth Professor Hynes sees the brief stretch of history between the death of ueen Victoria and the outbreak of the First World War not as a golden age but as a time of waiting a time of anxieties a time of conflict between the old and the new A growing awareness of social problems resulted not in action but in worry not in solutions but in feelings and in turmoil turmoil out of which contemporary England was bornIn this portrayal of the intellectual This is a wonderful study of Edwardian England from the death of ueen Victoria to the First World War

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The Edwardian Turn of MindArts and the relations between men and women The cast of characters is large and varied one finds here Tories Liberals and Socialists artists and reformers psychoanalysts and psychic researchers sexologists suffragettes and censorsPreviously unpublished materials included in the book are letters by H G Wells John Galsworthy and Harley Granville Barker as well as extracts from the diaries of Beatrice Webb Among the contemporary illustrations are four by the great Edwardian photographer Alvin Langdon Coburn here reproduced for the first tim A very in depth look at Edwardian England I learned interesting information and facts that I will uite probably never use but I found it all fascinating It was amazing to see how the issues and topics that had been kept suppressed for so long in Victorian England finally bubbled to the surface then exploded and changed the face of English culture

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PDF ↠ BOOK The Edwardian Turn of Mind ß HANNAHREDHEAD Û The Edwardian age stands in a pivotal position between the nineteenth century and the twentieth Professor Hynes sees the brief stretch of history between the death of ueen Victoria and the outbreak of the First World War not as a golden age but as a time of waiClimate of Edwardian England the author chooses representative sometimes little known figures and issues to define the typical crises and habits of thought of the age He draws upon such diverse materials as the diaries of Beatrice Webb the novels of H G Wells and Galsworthy Baden Powell's boy scout handbook the government report on Physical Deterioration the literature of invasion long forgotten plays and the writings of Edward Carpenter and Havelock Ellis He treats the areas of conflict that seem to him most crucial politics science the I wasn't really drawn in until I got to the pathetically funny portrayal of censorship of theater during the time I found this and the section on book censorship very interesting Imagine taking a prudish and cranky old neighbor and installing him as drama censor for the nation and you have a picture of what it was like A single man ignoring any actual rules for censorship enforcing his personal tastes and morals on the country Hynes covers artistic provincialism fears of race death etc Overall an interesting look at a distinctive time in English history