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.
Sackville-West, V. (Victoria), 1892-1962
London : Virago, 1983, c1930
xvi, 349 p. ;,20 cm
Statement of Responsibility:
Vita Sackville-West ; introduction by Victoria Glendinning
Branch Call Number:
Great Britain History Edward VII, 1901-1910 Fiction