The Twilight Years

The Twilight Years

The Paradox of Britain Between the Wars

Format
Paperback
Price
$20.00
 
Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780143118114
  • 544 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult

Overview

“Thought-provoking and illuminating…Overy’s study of British culture between the wars is absorbing and unexpectedly moving.”
-The New York Times Book Review


Original, entertaining, and ever-surprising, The Twilight Years tells the story of how an abiding fear of war influenced English life in the aftermath of World War I. Britain had become a laboratory for modern thought and experimentations, from eugenics to Freud’s unconscious. And drawing upon these innovative ideas and concepts, intellectuals, politicians, scientists, and artists-among them Arnold Toynbee, Aldous Huxley, and H.G. Wells-grappled with a creeping fear that the West was staring down the end of civilization. The Twilight Years speaks to the frightening power of ideas in a rapidly changing world.

The Twilight Years

The Twilight Years

Richard Overy

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