The Eighteen Nineties - A Review of Art and Ideas at the Close of the Nineteenth Century available in Paperback
This is Holbrook Jackson’s 1922 book, “The Eighteen Nineties”. Within it Fin-de-Siecle, Decadence, and Dandyism are explained, explored, and experienced. Holbrook Jackson takes his readers on a tour of the art, literature, culture, and personalities of this period in history. A marvellous exploration of this vibrant decade, each chapter examines an important person, style, or fashion in detail. Contents include: “Fin de Siécle1890–1900”, Personalities and Tendencies”, “The Decadence”, “Oscar Wilde: The Last Phase”, “Aubrey Beardsley”, “The New Dandyism”, “The Incomparable Max”, “Shocking as a Fine Art”, “Purple Patches and Fine Phase”, “The Minor Poet”, etc. Many classic books such as this are becoming increasingly rare and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.