As We Were:A Victorian Peep-Show



[Read] ➵ As We Were:A Victorian Peep-Show Author E.F. Benson – E17streets4all.co.uk Memories of late Victorian and Edwardian England Benson s recollection oddities and famous persons Memories of late Victorian and Edwardian Were:A Victorian eBook ☆ England Benson s recollection oddities and famous persons.As We Were:A Victorian Peep-Show

Edward Frederic E F Benson was Were:A Victorian eBook ☆ an English novelist, biographer, memoirist, archaeologist and short story writerE F Benson was the younger brother of AC Benson, who wrote the words to Land of Hope and Glory , Robert Hugh Benson, author of several novels and Roman Catholic apologetic works, and Margaret Benson, an author and amateur Egyptologist.

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  • 355 pages
  • As We Were:A Victorian Peep-Show
  • E.F. Benson
  • 14 December 2018

10 thoughts on “As We Were:A Victorian Peep-Show

  1. says:

    A very interesting curiosity Benson, writing in 1930, reminiscing about the Victorian era, writers, artists, scandals of the day Veers between extremely sharp insight and self indulgence, as you might expect, and is in many ways a psychological portrait of Benson himself Highly readable if you re interested in seeing the period through a different lens of the past Also, tons of very good anecdotes.

  2. says:

    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

  3. says:

    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 i 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 card cheating in very elevated circles and the Oscar Wilde trial No single thread holds it all together, but Benson is such a graceful stylist that it goes down well The book as a whole reads like a gently humorous paean to Victorian times

  4. says:

    A charming memoir of the high Victorian into Edwardian epoch Benson writes from the perspective of the son of an Archbishop of Canterbury, moving in elite circles since his adolescence, and also his successful career as a novelist.There is the barest minimum of intimate personal revelation Instead, he aims to give a flavour of what the era felt like to him experiencing it Chapters cover different facets, from aristocratic pursuits, literary life, politics, and art There are lots of amusing p A charming memoir of the high Victorian into Edwardian epoch Benson writes from the perspective of the son of an Archbishop of Canterbury, moving in elite circles since his adolescence, and also his successful career as a novelist.There is the barest minimum of intimate personal revelation Instead, he aims to give a flavour of what the era felt like to him experiencing it Chapters cover different facets, from aristocratic pursuits, literary life, politics, and art There are lots of amusing personal anecdotes and gossip The first chapter setting the Victorian scene is magnificent a stand alone essay in its own right , as are the final few pages describing the descent into WWI

  5. says:

    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 th 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 habits and customs of the earlier times, and an analysis of how attitudes had changed and why And all with the sense of reflection and an ability to illustrate each point with an apposite allusion.Read

  6. says:

    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 p 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 parts about his own childhood and then the ending bits where he talks about his time in Capri just before WWI most interesting

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