Synopses & Reviews
"The long week-end" is Robert Grave's and Alan Hodge's evocative phrase for the period in Great Britain's social history between the twin devastations of the Great War and World War II. With brilliant wit and trenchant judgments they offer a scintillating survey of seemingly everything that went on of any consequence (or inconsequence) in those years in politics, business, science, religion, art, literature, fashion, education, popular amusements, domestic life, sexual relations--and much else.
A classic social history by two distinguished writers who lived through the time. "The long week-end" is the authors' evocative phrase for the period in Great Britain's social history between the twin devastations of the Great War and World War II. From a postwar period of prosperity and frivolity through the ever-darkening decade of the thirties, deftly and movingly preserves the details and captures the spirit of the time.
Across this crowded canvas of British life stride the Duke of Windsor and Mrs. Wallis Simpson, Neville Chamberlain, and dozens of other figures great and small who put their stamp on the era.
About the Author
Robert von Ranke Graves (b. 1895 - d. 1985) was an English poet, scholar, translator, and novelist.Alan Hodge was an editor, historian and journalist.