The Long Week End / Edition 1

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“The long week-end” is Robert Grave’s and Alan Hodge’s evocative phrase for the period in Great Britain’s social history between the twin devastations of the Great War and World War II. With brilliant wit and trenchant judgments they offer a scintillating survey of seemingly everything that went on of any consequence (or inconsequence) in those years in politics, business, science, religion, art, literature, fashion, education, popular amusements, domestic life, sexual relations—and much else.
A classic social history by two distinguished writers who lived through the time. "The long week-end" is the authors' evocative phrase for the period in Great Britain's social history between the twin devastations of the Great War and World War II. From a postwar period of prosperity and frivolity through the ever-darkening decade of the thirties, The Long Week-End deftly and movingly preserves the details and captures the spirit of the time.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393311365
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/1/2001
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 476
  • Sales rank: 818,439
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert von Ranke Graves (b. 1895 – d. 1985) was an English poet, scholar, translator, and novelist.

Alan Hodge was an editor, historian and journalist.

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Table of Contents

1. Armistice, 1918 1
2. Revolution Averted, 1919 9
3. Women 26
4. Reading Matter 40
5. Post-War Politics 54
6. Various Conquests 71
7. Sex 88
8. Amusements 102
9. Screen and Stage 122
10. Revolution Again Averted, 1926 139
11. Domestic Life 160
12. Art, Literature, and Religion 180
13. Education and Ethics 198
14. Sport and Controversy 214
15. The Depression, 1930 235
16. Pacifism, Nudism, Hiking 254
17. The Days of the Loch Ness Monster 270
18. Recovery, 1935 294
19. The Days of Non-Intervention 312
20. 'The Deepening Twilight of Barbarism' 327
21. Three Kings in One Year 346
22. Keeping Fit and Doing the Lambeth Walk 366
23. Social Consciences 380
24. 'Markets Close Firmer' 394
25. Still at Peace 407
26. Rain Stops Play, 1939 423
Index 441
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