Flappers: Women of a Dangerous Generation (Hardback)
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Flappers: Women of a Dangerous Generation (Hardback)

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Glamorized, mythologized and demonized - the women of the 1920s prefigured the 1960s in their determination to reinvent the way they lived. Flappers is in part a biography of that restless generation: starting with its first fashionable acts of rebellion just before the Great War, and continuing through to the end of the decade when the Wall Street crash signal led another cataclysmic world change. It focuses on six women who between them exemplified the range and daring of that generation's spirit. Diana Cooper, Nancy Cunard, Tallulah Bankhead, Zelda Fitzgerald, Josephine Baker and Tamara de Lempicka were far from typical flappers. Although they danced the Charleston, wore fashionable clothes and partied with the rest of their peers, they made themselves prominent among the artists, icons, and heroines of their age. Talented, reckless and wilful, with personalities that transcended their class and background, they re-wrote their destinies in remarkable, entertaining and tragic ways. And between them they blazed the trail of the New Woman around the world.

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9780230752337
Dimensions: 234 x 153 x 52 mm
Edition: Unabridged

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“Fascinating”

Judith Mackrell is the Guardian's dance critic and is the author of four other books, all non-fiction, and all based around dance.

Flappers, sub-titled 'Six Women of a Dangerous Generation' is a... More

Hardback edition
20th March 2013
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“Very interesting”

Very interesting and well written book which gives a good insight into the era and the lives of these fascinating women. very glad I read it

Paperback edition
16th February 2016
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“Flappers”

I started to read this book which I initially borrowed from my local Library. Knowing it would be very popular and there would be readers queuing up to read it I took it back part read and promptly ordered one from... More

Hardback edition
2nd November 2013
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