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Bohemians, Bootleggers, Flappers, and Swells

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Nov 03, 2015 | 432 Pages
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The New York Times
“When Graydon Carter is in escapist mode, one of the places he goes to is New York in the 1920s…. In Bohemians, Bootleggers, Flappers, & Swells: The Best of Early Vanity Fair, Mr. Carter, the magazine’s current editor, introduces readers to his predecessor Frank Crowninshield, and the incredible cast of writers he assembled.”

The New Yorker
“Pieces [that] are at once of their moment and timeless.”

Associated Press
“This is a book as a box of chocolates….And the fun comes from the variety.”

Publishers Weekly (starred):
“This volume epitomizes the idea of modernity in American cultural life before the Second World War.”

Kirkus Reviews:
“A remarkable range to the pieces….Whether read from cover to cover or dipped into occasionally, this collection serves as a fine primer to one magazine’s contribution to a golden age of American magazine writing.”

Library Journal:
“Reading this compilation of writings published in Vanity Fair from the 1910s, 1920s, and 1930s is like sampling a box of chocolates on Valentine’s Day: a delicious confection of satire, poetry, biographical sketches, humorous pieces, and thought-provoking commentary.”

“These delightful period pieces reflecting the social mores of their time hold up in their innovation, style, and concern about modern life nearly a century later.”


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