Fin de Siecle City
Hardback 200pp Illustrated
9781905286072   Product Code: 20418
The last decade of the 19th century was a time of extraordinary artistic ferment in London. Against the moral and social conformity of the capital of a great empire, artists, writers and poets struck out in new and outrageous directions. Illustrated with period photographs and engravings, this richly entertaining book explores the scandalous lives and subversive works of these 'decadents', including Aubrey Beardsley, Ernest Dowson, Frank Harris and - most famous and reviled of all - Oscar Wilde.