The Edwardians

Sackville-West, V.

Book - 1983
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Edwardians
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: 0860683591
Characteristics: xvi, 349 p. ;,20 cm


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A look at the upper crust of British aristocracy.

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Dec 08, 2010
  • e_long rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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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