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Revolutionary Lives James R. Boylan

Revolutionary Lives

James R. Boylan

Published January 1st 1999
ISBN : 9781558491649
Hardcover
334 pages
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When they fell in love amid the tumult of the 1905 Russian revolution, they believed they were destinys match: William English Walling, a wealthy American journalist activist from the Midwest, and Anna Strunsky, an aspiring novelist from SanMoreWhen they fell in love amid the tumult of the 1905 Russian revolution, they believed they were destinys match: William English Walling, a wealthy American journalist activist from the Midwest, and Anna Strunsky, an aspiring novelist from San Francisco. Vowing to dedicate themselves to socialist ideals, they soon became celebrities who moved in an elite circle of writers, journalists, and reformers. Ultimately, both their marriage and their political commitment faltered, but not before they had participated in some of the most urgent social causes of their day. Boylan enriches our understanding of the intellectual and cultural background of prewar socialism by skillfully tracing the interplay between private and public lives. At the same time, he illuminates the struggle of those who were born Victorians to adjust to the changing public arena of the modern world.