The Mauve Decade

American Life at the End of the Nineteenth Century

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Pub Date 11 Oct 2017 | Archive Date 11 Dec 2017
Endeavour Press, Albion Press

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In The Mauve Decade, Thomas Beer presents the morals, politics, society, and literature of 1880s and 1890s America. Beer depicts the end of a magical decade, of a society at war with itself and full of contradictions: a perfect storm of revolution and scandal.

Literary greats were everywhere, and among the figures portrayed in these pages are Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Hanna, Joseph Conrad, Ambrose Bierce, Stephen Crane, Stanford White, J. Pierpont Morgan, Henry George, and Oscar Wilde.

Beer’s frank and frequently satirical approach to the decade is a breath of fresh air. Full of character, criticism, and life, The Mauve Decade is like a painting: vivid, detailed, and full of colour.

In The Mauve Decade, Thomas Beer presents the morals, politics, society, and literature of 1880s and 1890s America. Beer depicts the end of a magical decade, of a society at war with itself and full...


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Thomas Beer (1889 – 1940) was an American biographer, novelist, essayist, satirist, and author of short fiction. Born in Iowa, Beer graduated from Yale University in 1911 and studied law at Columbia University. He also served during World War I. Beer was best known for his biographies of Stephen Crane and Mark Hanna, as well as his study of American manners.

Thomas Beer (1889 – 1940) was an American biographer, novelist, essayist, satirist, and author of short fiction. Born in Iowa, Beer graduated from Yale University in 1911 and studied law at Columbia...


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'Stimulating and lively' - Times Literary Supplement

'Stimulating and lively' - Times Literary Supplement


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