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Lost Girls: The Invention of the Flapper
by Linda Simon and Linda Simon
Reaktion Books, 2017
Paper: 978-1-78914-071-2 | eISBN: 978-1-78023-873-9 | Cloth: 978-1-78023-812-8
Library of Congress Classification HQ798.S556 2017
Dewey Decimal Classification 305.235209041

In the glorious, boozy party after the first World War, a new being burst defiantly onto the world stage: the so-called flapper. Young, impetuous, and flirtatious, she was an alluring, controversial figure, celebrated in movies, fiction, plays, and the pages of fashion magazines. But, as this book argues, she didn’t appear out of nowhere. This spirited, beautifully illustrated history presents a fresh look at the reality of young women’s experiences in America and Britain from the 1890s to the 1920s, when the “modern” girl emerged. Linda Simon shows us how this modern girl bravely created a culture, a look, and a future of her own. Lost Girls is an illuminating history of the iconic flapper as she evolved from a problem to a temptation, and finally, in the 1920s and beyond, to an aspiration.

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