Lost Girls: The Invention of the Flapper

Lost Girls: The Invention of the Flapper

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In the glorious, boozy party that followed World War I, a new being burst defiantly onto the world stage: the flapper. Young, impetuous, and flirtatious, she was an alluring, controversial figure, celebrated in movies, fiction, plays, and the pages of fashion magazines. But, as Linda Simon argues, the flapper didn’t appear out of nowhere. ‘Lost Girls’ gives us a spirited history with a fresh look at the reality of young women’s experiences in America and Britain from the 1890s to the 1920s – the era when the ‘modern girl’ emerged.

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In the glorious, boozy party after the first World War, a new being burst defiantly onto the world stage: the so-called flapper. Young, impetuous, and flirtatious, she was an alluring, controversial figure, celebrated in movies, fiction, plays, and the pages of fashion magazines. But, as this book argues, she didn't appear out of nowhere. This spirited, beautifully illustrated history presents a fresh look at the reality of young women's experiences in America and Britain from the 1890s to the 1920s, when the "modern" girl emerged. Linda Simon shows us how this modern girl bravely created a culture, a look, and a future of her own. Lost Girls is an illuminating history of the iconic flapper as she evolved from a problem to a temptation, and finally, in the 1920s and beyond, to an aspiration.

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Weight0.324 kg
Dimensions19.7 × 12.7 × 2.5 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

293

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

305.4209041 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K