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English Fiction of the Early Modern Period

1890-1940, 1st Edition

By Douglas Hewitt


288 pages

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This is an ambitious and fascinating analysis of early twentieth-century English literature from Kipling, Conrad, Lawrence and Forster through figures like Joyce and Woolf to writers such as Evelyn Waugh. There are chapters on the younger writers of the age as well as the more popular minor writers like Buchan and Dornford Yates.

Table of Contents

1. Surviving giants - Hardy and James. 2. Joseph Conrad and the politics of power. 3. Rudyard Kipling - Imperial responsibility and literary escape. 4. E.M. Forster - The proclamations of the liberal agnostic. 5. Fictional politics and some minor forms; Arnold Bennett on the Pentonville omnibus. 6. Virginia Woolf and the search for essences; Modernism and its implications. 7. James Joyce, the professors and the common reader. 8. The reading public and the rise of a profession. 9. D.H.Lawrence - Our Bert versus our Lorenzo; the 1930s - an aftermath.Notes on biography

Major works and criticism

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Longman Literature In English Series

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