The London of the 1890s was a place of great change, when the seeds of modernism were sown and figures such as Wilde, Shaw, Yeats, Beardsley, Kipling, Gladstone, Beatrice and Sidney Webb, among others, initiated the movements and debates, the great shifts in behaviour and thought, that created the world we know now. Karl Beckson shows in this broad cultural history how outcries against obscene art and behaviour; anxiety about national decline in the face of emerging superpowers; bitter debate about women's roles and ...

London in the 1890s: A Cultural History 2011, W. W. Norton & Company, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780393033977