Jackson, Holbrook. The Eighteen Nineties: A Review of Art and Ideas at the Close of the
Nineteenth Century. 1913. Grant Richards Ltd, 1922. Archive.org
Accessed 30 Mar. 2017.
Holbrook Jackson, a journalist and member of the Fabian Society, provides a bibliographical and analytic account of the arts and letters of the fin de siècle. The book is dedicated to Max Beerbohm, who is among the many 1890s personalities discussed in Jackson’s work. Personalties, political ideals, publishing presses, and periodicals are contextualized alongside the multitudinous movements and sentiments in fin de siècle literature and visual arts. Writing on the heels of turn of the century, Jackson is in tune with the 1890s but also far enough away to reflect on its promises. In addition to the text, Jackson includes many images from artists such as Aubrey Beardsley, Max Beerbohm, and many others. As an introduction to 1890s figures and movements, even just the index contains a wealth of information.