As We Were:A Victorian Peep-Show

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  • Title: As We Were:A Victorian Peep-Show
  • Author: E.F. Benson
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  • Page: 413
  • Format: paperback

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As We Were:A Victorian Peep-Show

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  1. Edward Frederic E F Benson was an English novelist, biographer, memoirist, archaeologist and short story writer.

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  1. Utterly gorgeous Reminds me of that quote I pop a beautiful sentence into my mouth and suck it like a fruit drop except this is anecdotes, stories, mental memorabilia It s not just elegant, but also fascinating confidential tales of Oscar Wilde, Whistler, Henry James, Queen Victoria A lovely book Wish I could have spun it out longer Am going to be ordering a real copy of this Thank you Janet


  2. Devotees of the Victorian era will relish these reflections on a wide range of topics, everything from pincushions to prime ministers Benson is a master a portraying the intricacies of social strata, and here he ranges from Queen Victoria to members of his own odd family There are plenty of public i.e private school reminiscences as well as a chapter on Three Great Ladies and Others, which vividly recounts the days of the great hostesses Another chapter on Two Scandals, recounts an instance of c [...]


  3. E.F Benson manages to be deeply sympathetic to and satirical about the manifold social changes following the great war While mournful of the end of stately manor house shooting parties, he can see that such refined leisure activities and the people who partake in them have petrified and become outdated Though mocking the Bright Young Things for their burning desire for constant change and amusement, he understands the loneliness at the heart of their late night revels and bad behaviour.Part para [...]


  4. E.F Benson was the well known son of a well known father, two members of an unusual and high achieving family Their circle of acquaintance was wide, and seemed to have included most of the leading figures of the Victorian and Edwardian eras As a result, E.F Benson was able to write a memoir of these years, and of his father s life and his own early childhood, as a series of anecdotes and personal observations about the people he had known These stories are interwoven with descriptions of the hab [...]


  5. I am glad I read it There was good detail on the way life worked on n the late Victorian era, and certainly Benson knew a lot of famous people, from the queen to Henry James, but there were also some long drawn out stories about people who were important but who aren t now remembered These weren t delivered in a way to bring the character to life, but rather rested on the assumption that your background knowledge of the character would be sufficient to fill in the gaps I found the beginning part [...]


  6. curious after the Great War book, rather like early Waugh if Waugh had not been such an intolerant bastard.



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