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Eminent Edwardians

by Piers Brendon

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Published by Houghton Mifflin in Boston .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Biography,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographies.

    StatementPiers Brendon
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsCT782 .B74 1980
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvi, 255 p., [7] leaves of plates :
    Number of Pages255
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24746147M
    ISBN 10039529195X
    LC Control Number79026920

    A sequel to Brendon's bestselling Eminent Edwardians, Eminent Elizabethans is written in the same witty, ironic and irreverent style and reveals how each one played out a major theme in the new Elizabethan medley. Each is vividly and vitally depicted through pungent anecdote, piquant quotation and mordant commentary.   Buy Eminent Edwardians by Dr. Piers Brendon from Waterstones today! Click and Collect from your local Waterstones or get FREE UK delivery on orders over £Author: Dr. Piers Brendon.

    achievements of one or more “eminent Edwardians” and then encourage discussion by the members of the course. Outcomes: As a result of the course, within the constraints of the time available, students should be able to: 1. Evaluate the career and achievements of at least one individual selected from a small group of “eminent Edwardians”; 2. A majestic and highly readable history of the most distressing of decades. Cambridge historian Brendon (Eminent Edwardians, not reviewed) finds the s depressing, viewing them largely as a long and winding slide into the abyss of y his prose is sharp and clever enough to propel the reader happily through all of the impending doom and : Piers Brendon.

      As Piers Brendon notes in the introduction to Eminent Elizabethans (both an homage to Strachey and a sequel to Brendon’s own Eminent Edwardians) “the situation is .   It's a book that powerfully brings back those eminent Edwardians racing to and fro up Sidgwick Avenue on that forgotten summer evening long ago. Topics Biography books.


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Astute, witty, Eminent Edwardians book mercifully brief, Eminent Edwardians is a portrait of an age. Piers Brendon reveals the essence of the Edwardian era in biographical sketches of four of its most famous figures: Arthur Balfour, Prime Minister and inspirer of the Balfour Declaration on Palestine; Emmeline Pankhurst, dare-devil Suffragette and “castrating threat to the lords of humankind”; Robert Baden /5(4).

Eminent Edwardians book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Astute, witty, and mercifully brief, Eminent Edwardians is a port /5. Consciously emulating Lytton Strachey's Eminent Victorians, Brendon attempts ""the irradiation of an epoch by means of sharp biographical vignettes."" But these four lively profiles really only capture Strachey's cutting-down-to-size snideness, which—since myriad debunkers have by now left the Edwardians little in the way of mythic prestige&#;seems mostly gratuitous; and Brendon's.

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A dazzling study of four figures who flourished in - and defined - the early years of the twentieth century. In his account of four characters, each of whose importance was global, each of them, Eminent Edwardians book their different ways, 'monsters', Piers Brendon writes wittily, sharply and succinctly - and brilliantly illuminates an age.

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In a magnificent Edwardian-era multifamily saga, Byatt portrays a world of artists and leftists at once Author: Kera Bolonik. Bloggat om Eminent Edwardians Övrig information Piers Brendon is the author of a dozen books, including biographies of Churchill and Eisenhower, and The Windsors, Hawker of Morwenstow and, most recently, The Dark Valley, a hugely acclaimed history of the s, which are all available in Pimlico.

Astute, witty, and mercifully brief, Eminent Edwardians is a portrait of an age. Piers Brendon reveals the essence of the Edwardian era in biographical sketches of four of its most famous figures: Arthur Balfour, Prime Minister and inspirer of the Balfour Declaration on Palestine; Emmeline Pankhurst, dare-devil Suffragette and "castrating threat to the lords of humankind”; Robert Baden.

This book is written in the wake of Lytton Stacey's brilliant study 'Eminent Victorians'. I read the latter many years ago and the power of this collection of historical writing is with me to this day.

What an utter disappointment 'Eminent Edwardians' is. The power of historical writing is lost in a maze of quotations, both tedious and repetitive/5(5).

The NOOK Book (eBook) of the Eminent Elizabethans: Rupert Murdoch, Prince Charles, Margaret Thatcher & Mick Jagger by Piers Brendon at Barnes & Noble. Due to COVID, orders may be delayed. Thank you for your patience. Book Annex Membership Author: Piers Brendon.

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All items guaranteed, all items subject to prior sale. Eminent Victorians is a book by Lytton Strachey, first published in and consisting of biographies of four leading figures from the Victorian era.

Its fame rests on the irreverence and wit Strachey brought to bear on three men and a woman who had until then been regarded as heroes: Cardinal Manning, Florence Nightingale, Thomas Arnold and General Gordon.

The book shows its other subjects in a. Piers Brendon, author of the bestselling Eminent Edwardians, turns his sharp and witty eye to four characters who have illuminated the age of Elizabeth II: Rupert Murdoch, Prince Charles, Margaret Thatcher and Mick Jagger.

Margaret Thatcher, Rupert Murdoch, Prince Charles, Mick Jagger - four figures who have illuminated our age. Print book: Biography: EnglishView all editions and formats Summary: First published ina collection of four biographical essays on eminent Victorians, focusing on Prime Minister Balfour, suffragette Mrs.

Pankhurst, Baden-Powell, and Lord Northcliffe. Piers Brendon is the author of more than a dozen books, including biographies of Churchill and Eisenhower, the best-selling Eminent Edwardians and The Dark Valley, and, most recently, the highly acclaimed The Decline and Fall of the British also writes for television and contributes frequently to the national press/5(10).

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This is an audio summary of Eminent Edwardians: Four Figures who Defined their Age: Northcliffe, Balfour, Pankhurst, Baden-Powell by Piers Brendon.Eminent Edwardians. Brendon, Piers. Secker & Warburg, London, Signed and inscribed by the author on the fep to the interviewer Peter Petts, dated September Book Condition: Vg.

Dust Jacket Condition: Vg- with light wear to the edges, spine sunned.Piers Brendon is the author of more than a dozen books, including biographies of Churchill and Eisenhower, the best-selling Eminent Edwardians; The Windsors; The Dark Valley; The Hawker of Morwenstow; the highly acclaimed The Decline and Fall of the British Empire and, most recently, Eminent also writes for television and contributes frequently to the national press.