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The Mauve Decade: American Life at the End of the Nineteenth Century (1926)

by Thomas Beer

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A strange book with no real subject or plot, it was hard to read and yet, interesting. It makes references to people and places that were popular than, but had no lasting fame so people like me have no idea who or what the author is talking about. Outside of this book, my only other knowledge of it comes from the knowing that Carl Sandburg has it in his library.... ( )
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They laid Jesse James in his grave and Dante Gabriel Rossetti died immediately.
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"Mr. Whistler said: 'Mauve? Mauve is just pink trying to be purple . . .'"
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Laced with witty anecdotes and sparkling epigrams, Beer's remarkable cultural history encompasses the wild panoply of the Gilded Age's last decade, from high society to the closing of the West. Bracketed by Emerson's death and Teddy Roosevelt's presidential election, The Mauve Decade sports a historical cast featuring Henry Adams, William James, Ambrose Bierce, Louisa May Alcott and the Dalton gang.

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