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Bright young people : the lost generation of London's jazz age / D.J. Taylor.

Bright young people : the lost generation of London's jazz age / D.J. Taylor.
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ISBN 9780374116835 (alk. paper)
0374116830 (alk. paper)
9780374532116
Author Taylor, D. J., (David John), 1960-
Title Bright young people : the lost generation of London's jazz age / D.J. Taylor.
Edition 1st American ed.
Publisher/Date New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009.
Pagination etc. xvi, 361 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents note "Originally published by Chatto & Windus, a division of the Random House Group Limited, in Great Britain in 2007"--T.p. verso.
Bibliography, etc. note Includes bibliographical references (p. [329]-345) and index.
Contents note Prologue: Dionysius in Mayfair -- 1. Figures in a Landscape -- The Burra Line -- 2. The Society Racket -- 3. Young Men on the Make: London 1924-28 -- Mr. Pryce-Jones's Connections -- 4. Parents and Children -- 5. The Revolt into Style -- Elizabeth in Parties -- 6. Partygoing: 1929 -- On the Margin: Inez -- 7. Success and Failure: Two Portraits -- The Meaning of Gossip -- 8. Decline and Fall: 1930-31 -- The Books Brian Never Wrote -- 9. Celebrity Culture -- 10. Gay Young People -- The Byronic Manner -- 11. After the Dance: 1931-39 -- 12. Projections -- Miss Mitford's Tone -- 13. Gone to Report: 1940 and After -- Appendix. "Darling Eddie...Love B"
Summary Note "Moving from the aftermath of World War I to the opening barrage of the London Blitz, Bright Young People is a chronicle of a lost generation of the Jazz Age and a panoramic portrait of a world that could encompass dizzying success and paralyzing failure." "Drawing on the brilliant, gossipy, and sometimes wrenching writings of the Bright Young People themselves, the prize-winning biographer and novelist D. J. Taylor has produced a portrait of a vanished age that often eerily prefigures our own."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Children of the rich -- Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 20th century
Bohemianism -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century
Anxiety in youth -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century
Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 1918-1945
Great Britain -- Social conditions -- 20th century
Shelf Location 305.242 TAYL
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