The Discourses take place around the first world war, but the more things are different the more they are the same. One fifth of the American population TODAY thinks that the Sun goes around the Earth.
Heavenly Discourse by Charles Erskine Scott Wood.
Eric Horne was almost certainly not his name.
Autobiography from 1923 by the English butler Eric Horne.
What the Butler Winked at
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Georg Brandes (1842-1927) was of European importance in the second half of the 19th century. Main Currents in Nineteenth Century Literature (six volumes) is his magnum opus. You can find it in The Internet Archive, but my version has a lot fewer typos.
The book is of interest if you are a fan of Edwardian romances or interested in English social history of that period.