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Title: Home and Away: Notes on England After the Second World War.
Description: Hutchison, London, 1951, first edition.. 232 pp, 8vo (8 1/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "..the most exciting, most illuminating and probably the most profound study of post-war England yet published. A journey through the country - westwards to Cornwall, north to Lancashire and Yor kshire - has been used as a framework for the real theme of the book: the social-economic revolution of England. Every single social group is presented and few people know them better than the author, who combines the precision of the tra i n e d s o c i o logist with the insight of the born novelist. He employs a contrast technique full of surprise and excitement. From an aristocratic mansion he leads us to a London slum; from the emotional life of the debutante to the emotional li fe o f t he y ou ng d ock-worker; from the problems of the new Oxford undergraduate to the problems of the new coal-miner; from the struggles of provincial youth to the struggles of the Displaced Person in our midst; from the open doubts of th e m idd le cl as s t o t he tra gic secret of many a new writer..presents a valuable, and at the same time vastly entertaining picture of the new England." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny foxing marks on top of textblock. Dust jack et h as l igh t e dge wri nkli ng - ma inly at top/bottom of spine, a few very tiny chips, one very small closed tear, moderate rubbing/soiling on rear panel, light scuffing on spine, some darkening to spine and flap-folds. VG/G+.

Keywords: Lancashire, Yorkshire, Cornwall, Barnsley Feast, Blackpool, Suffolk, Spivs, Post-War England, Social Life, Economics, Sociology, Aristocracy, Slums, London, Debutantes, Dock-Workers, Oxford, Undergraduates, Coal-Miners, Displaced Persons, Middle Cla

Price: US$ 17.50 Seller: Capricorn Books
- Book number: 17417

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