The Edwardians

The Edwardians

Book - 1983
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At nineteen, Sebastian is a duke and heir to a vast country estate. A deep sense of tradition binds him to his inheritance, though he loathes the social circus he is a part of. Deception, infidelity and greed hide beneath the glittering surface of good manners. Among the guests at a lavish party are two people who will change Sebastian's life: Lady Roehampton, who will initiate him in the art of love; and Leonard Anquetil, a polar explorer who will lead Sebastian and his free-spirited sister Viola to question their destiny.

A portrait of fashionable society at the height of the era, THE EDWARDIANS revealed all that was glamorous about the period - and all that was to lead to its downfall. First published in 1930, it was Vita Sackville-West's most successful book.
Publisher: London : Virago, 1983, c1930
ISBN: 9780860683599
0860683591
Branch Call Number: 823 S12e
Characteristics: xvi, 349 pages ; 20 cm

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vpl_oakridge Nov 23, 2011

A vivid portrait of a vanished era, and the goings-on behind manor house life.


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Feb 18, 2019

Definitely for Downton Abbey fans- only a more realistic look at society than the show portrayed both up and down stairs. I differ in my opinion from the previous reviewer, I thought it was a great ending. I love this author, "A Life's Passions Spent" was fabulous.

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Dec 08, 2010

I really enjoyed this, although the ending left a bit to be desired. It really draws you into a world that is--in some ways, sadly--gone.

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