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A portrait of fashionable society at the height of an era, The Edwardians reveals, through the lives of its characters, all that was glamorous about the period—and all that was to lead to its downfall. Sebastian and Viola are children of the English aristocracy. Handsome and moody, 19-year-old Sebastian is heir to Chevron, a vast country estate. Tying him to his inheritance is a deep sense of tradition and love of the English countryside, but he loathes the cold, extravagant society of which he is a part. At 16, his sister Viola is more independent: an unfashionable beauty who scorns every part of her inheritance—most particularly that of womanhood. It is July 1905, and Chevron is once again the site of a lavish house party. The guests include the great beauty Lady Rochampton and the explorer Leonard Anquetil. It is Lady Rochampton who will initiate Sebastian in the art of love, but it is the Anquetil who opens for both brother and sister the gateway to another world.

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A portrait of fashionable society at the height of the Edwardian era, revealing, through the lives of Sebastian and Viola, all that was best in it, and all that was to lead to its downfall. The author also wrote "All Passion Spent", "No Signposts in the Sea" and "Family History".

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Gypsi, June 6, 2010 (view all comments by Gypsi)
This is a beautiful and haunting book tracing the lives of the heir to a Dukedom and his sister during the Edwardian age.

Sackville-West deals gently yet firmly with the social aspects of the age, the double standards, the society, and the arising reforms.

Sebastian becomes very real, very human and his struggles are believable. Though not her finest work, The Edwardians is an excellent book and well worth reading.
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ISBN:
9780860683599
Introduction:
Glendinning, Victoria
Publisher:
Virago Press (UK)
Introduction by:
Glendinning, Victoria
Introduction:
Glendinning, Victoria
Author:
Sackville-West, Vita
Author:
Nicolson, Juliet
Location:
London :
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
General
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
History
Subject:
Aristocracy
Subject:
Great Britain History Edward VII, 1901-1910 Fiction.
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Great Britain - History - Edward VII, 1901-
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Virago modern classics ;
Series Volume:
no. 57
Publication Date:
September 2003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
7.70 x 4.90 in 1.00 lb

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"Synopsis" by , A portrait of fashionable society at the height of the Edwardian era, revealing, through the lives of Sebastian and Viola, all that was best in it, and all that was to lead to its downfall. The author also wrote "All Passion Spent", "No Signposts in the Sea" and "Family History".
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