Sassoon: The Worlds of Philip and Sybil

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Yale University Press, 2003 - 295 pagine
Sir Philip Sassoon (1888-1939), a glamorous and well-known figure in Britain for the first four decades of the 20th century, was the most eligible bachelor and the greatest host of his time. He attained prominence in the art world, high society and politics. In contrast, his sister Sybil (1894-1989) lived a much more private life. Yet she was fascinating in her own right, marrying into the grandest level of the English aristocracy, restoring Houghton - formerly the house of Sir Robert Walpole - to magnificence, and serving in the high command of the Women's Royal Naval Service during both World Wars.
 

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Becoming English
23
Philip and Sybil Serve Their Country
51
Becoming a Politician in the 19205
91
Setting the Stage in London and in the Country
138
Making an Aesthetic
185
Politics in the 19305
213
Sybil
247
Notes
269
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Peter Stansky is Frances and Charles Field Professor of History, Stanford University.

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