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  • The Edwardian Era Exposed in An Inspector Calls

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    Written in 1947, J.B. Priestley's didactic murder-mystery, An Inspector Calls, accentuates the fraudulent Edwardian era in which the play was set. Britain in 1912 was inordinately different to Britain in 1947, where a country annihilated by war was determined to right the wrongs of a society before them. In 1912 Britain was at the height of Edwardian society, known as the "Golden Age". A quarter of the globe was coloured red, denoting the vast and powerful Empire and all Britons, no matter

  • A Room With A View and Its Relevance to the Edwardian Era

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    Essay Proposal for A Room with a View and its Relevance to the Edwardian Era The time period of the Edwardian Era in England was a period of sexual politics, mindless triviality, tensions between social security and individual freedom and wavering belief in God and religion. The Edwardian age is sometimes called the "golden age" where extravagant parties and high fashion are all everyone cares about. First impressions and formalities are so important, they matter more than freedom of speech and

  • Stabilizing the Equilibrium in The Edwardian Novel: Homosexuality, Women, and Marriage in Maurice

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    Reader in Feminist Theory. New York: Routledge, 1997. Sedgwick, Eve Kosofsky. Between Men: English Literature and Male Homosocial Desire , New York: Columbia University Press, 1985. Miller, Jane Eldridge. Rebel Women: Feminism, Modernism, and the Edwardian Novel. Chicago: University of Chicago, 1997. Rahman, Tariq "A Study of Alienation in E. M. Forster's Maurice". Durham University Journal , 51.1 (1990):81-87 St, John-Stevas Norman. Life, Death and the Law: Law and Christian Morals in England

  • How did development in advertising in Victorian and Edwardian Britain reflect the social and economic changes which were taking place? You should ...

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    Victorian & Edwardian Changes Lead to Development of Advertising During Victorian Era, industrial revolution and Great Exhibition brought British into a rich, powerful country. Victorian Era started the economic bloom of British follow by the advance in medical, technology & knowledge (Anne Shepherd,2001). Industrial production increase and product became cheaper. This stimulated the market thus boosts the economy of country. English society became rich and form by mostly the middle-class family

  • E.M. Forster: Annotated Bibliography

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    View discusses the theme of sexual politics and its association with the Edwardian era. Her book states that the two central issues in A Room with a View are: the acceptance of sexuality and the life of the body, and sexual equality and the role of women in society. Evidence is complied and analyzed by using direct quotations from the book, Forster’s views on humanism and personal philosophies. The society in the Edwardian era cared mostly about trivial things like how everyone must speak tactfully

  • Saki's Stories and the Impression they Create about Adult-Child Relationships

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    Saki's Stories and the Impression they Create about Adult-Child Relationships In order to answer this question I am going to be focusing on three of Saki?s stories; the story-teller, the lumber room and the open window. Children at the time Hector Munro (Saki) was writing these stories would have had very vivid imagination; this is shown in Saki's story 'The Open Window' when the niece makes up the saga of Mr Sappleton's death, illustrates how imaginative children can be, and that adults

  • The Legacy of Edward VI as Explained in Tudor Church Militant: Edward VI and the Protestant Reformation

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    lectures which the author, Diarmaid MacCulloch, delivered at the University of Cambridge in the Lent term of 1998. MacCulloch’s purpose in writing Tudor Church Militant: Edward VI and the Protestant Reformation were to voice his argument that the Edwardian reformation was a critical moment in the progress of the Anglican Church and the establishing of England’s Protestant identity. The aim of this book is to recapture King Edward’s reformation of the Church of England from revisionists such as Haigh

  • The Importance of Being Earnest

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    outrageously absurd beliefs. Like many satirical plays, The Importance of Being Earnest is deliberately preposterous in nature so as to better ridicule Edwardian social life and cherished ideals. The Importance of Being Earnest is a stinging indictment of upper class British society of the time. The ingenious play mocks the concepts of aristocracy and love in Edwardian society, and addresses the notion of treating all important matters of life with genuine and earnest triviality. Much of the subtle and cleverly

  • Jeeves Takes Charge by PG Wodehouse

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    The short story was published in 1925, the 20th century in England. The story made up of different eras happening in England like the Edwardian Era and Women in England trying to get political power and social reform in the 20th century. Wodehouse characters are based on the actions that take place in England, he admires the Edwardian Era. He stays in the Edwardian England values and made references to the culture. The short story takes place in England around 1910 through 1920 it is mainly taken

  • British Industrial Performance Between 1870-1914

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    ‘Political Economy in Edwardian England: The Tariff-Reform Controversy’, in A. O’Day, The Edwardian Age. Conflict and Stability, p.36. [7] B.W.E. Alford, Britain in the World Economy Since 1880, p.57-58. [8] J. Greaves, Lecture 4: ‘Britain and the International Economy, 1870-1914, 17/10/05, [9] James Foreman-Peck, A History of the World Economy, p92. [10] Peter Cain, ‘Political Economy in Edwardian England: The Tariff-Reform Controversy’, in A. O’Day, The Edwardian Age. Conflict and