A Babe In Bohemia

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Author: Frank Danby
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781717580436
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Languages : en
Pages : 350
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Book Description: When that remarkable story "Dr. Phillips" fluttered the dovecotes of Maida Vale by its irresistible cleverness and cruel satire, everyone was on tiptoe to know what particular phase of society the author would next elect to scarify. We had not long to wait before little ballons d'essai went floating up in the journalistic ether, and we were made to understand that Frank Danby's next volume would let us see something of life behind the scenes in that curious world which passes in London of to-day for the equivalent, which it by no means is, of the Parisian Bohemia of Henri Mürgu. The revelations, if revelations they are, of Frank Danby, are startling and repulsive, so startling and so repulsive that we shall be surprised if A Babe in Bohemia is not the sensation of the season. In its pages the author professes to give us a picture of life as it is in the rowdy, vicious, vulgar world of sporting and last journalists, ladies of the ballet, demi-mondaines, drunken lordlings, tipsters, and all the vile crew who move in certain social circles, in a material atmosphere of whisky fumes and cigarette smoke, and a moral atmosphere of blasphemy and vicious indulgence. There are one or two beautiful and pathetic studies of character in the book, but they only seem to throw into higher relief the vileness of the rest of the crew. The cleverness of the author is once more conspicuous, and, whatever faults may be found with the method, it is impossible not to think that the moral of the book is distinctly good. For if anything could make the would-be-man-about-town, the callow youth yearning to see life, turn in utter disgust from the "Bohemia" which seemed to his inexperience so full of brilliant promises of intense if unhallowed delights, this book will of a surety do it. Space will not permit us to refer other than in tho briefest fashion to the handsome, manly Mordaunt Rivers of the wrecked life, big heart, and brilliant brain; to the weak, maudlin, self-indulgent Rolly Lewesham; the flabbily sensual Sinclair Furley; the vulgar, heartless Nettie; the pathetic figure of Lucilla Lewesham, and other strongly individualized figures which flit through the author's pages. Nor can we do more than mention the realistic pictures of the horrors of epilepsy and the degradation of drunkenness which are to be found in the book. But we must add a word to express our opinion that A Babe in Bohemia is a book which should be read by all sorts and conditions of men, if only that they may learn how meretricious is the glitter, how debased the real inner life of that peculiar social region of which "the latitude's very uncertain and the longitude equally vague." The Bohemia of Frank Danby is a grim and ghastly place -- a charnel-house of dead hopes and spoiled lives, yet with just the one consolatory suggestion, that self-sacrifice and purity of motive are not quite unknown even in that brutal and depraved nether world. --Pump Court: The Temple Newspaper and Review, Volume 8

A Babe In Bohemia

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Author: Julia Frankau
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Pages : 379
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Neuphilologisches Zentralblatt

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Category : Languages, Modern
Languages : de
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The Academy And Literature

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Koenigsmark The Robber Or The Terror Of Bohemia In Which Is Introduced Stella Or The Maniac Of The Wood A Pathetick Tale

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Author: Victor Jules SARRET
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Bohemia

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Lights Of Bohemia

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Author: Ramón del Valle-Inclán
Publisher: Aris & Phillips Hispanic Classics
ISBN: 0856685658
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 181
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Book Description: Written in the early 1920s, Lights of Bohemia is set in the twilight phase of Madrid's bohemian artistic life against the turbulent social and political background of events between 1900 and 1920. The play's protagonist, the poet Max Estrella, confronts the dilemma between art and social commitment and the problem of salvaging some sort of authenticity and identity in a context which converts him into an anachronism. This is the first play in a series of 'esperpentos' or 'grotesques' in which Valle-Inclan tries to convey the tragi-grotesque contradictions of his contemporary surroundings by the use of similarly contrasting registers in his theatre.

The Works Of W Shakespeare

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Author: William Shakespeare
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