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A Reader's Guide to Edwardian Literature By Anthea Trodd

A Reader's Guide to Edwardian Literature
by Anthea Trodd

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A survey of the diversities of Edwardian writing and how they fit into literary and cultural change. This book covers writers such as Conrad, Forster, Wells, Bennett, Shaw, Kipling, Tressell, Hardy, Yeats and Woolf. Modernists such as Lawrence and Mansfield are also included.
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A Reader's Guide to Edwardian Literature by Anthea Trodd

A survey of the diversities of Edwardian writing and how they fit into literary and cultural change. This book covers writers such as Conrad, Forster, Wells, Bennett, Shaw, Kipling, Tressell, Hardy, Yeats and Woolf. Modernists such as Lawrence and Mansfield are also included. The author combines literary criticism of writing in the Edwardian period with cultural assessments (for example, she examines imperialism and patriarchy), and sets her work in an historical context.

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Table of Contents


Part 1 Introduction - Edwardianism: the literary tradition; the context of manliness; the search for an audience. Part 2 The imperial identity: fiction and empire; Conrad - "Heart of Darkness"; Conrad - "Lord Jim", "Nostromo", "The Secret Agent"; Kipling - "Kim"; critics of the Empire - Shaw, Wells, Forster. Part 3 The condition of England: liberal commentaries - Tressell, London; the country house tradition - "Tono-Bungay". Part 4 The importance of parricide: Bennett - "Clayhanger"; narratives of parricide - Synge; defeated fathers - Butler, Gosse, Shaw, Barker, Barrie; failed rebellions - Galsworthy, Forster; novels of departure - Lawrence, Joyce. Part 5 New women and mothers of empire: Wells - "Ann Veronica"; the context of male writing - Shaw, Bennett, Lawrence; feminist writers - Robins, Schreiner; woman as child - children's books, Mansfield; female consciousness - Richardson, Woolf. Part 6 Poems, audiences and anthologies: Hardy - poems 1912-13 and others; Yeats - the struggle for objectivity; Kipling and large audiences; imagism and impressionism; georgian poets, Thomas, Mew. Part 7 The new novel: James - "The Wings of the Dove"; the James-Wells dispute; Conrad and the multiplied producer; after 1914.

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GOR007110400
A Reader's Guide to Edwardian Literature by Anthea Trodd
Anthea Trodd
Used - Good
Paperback
Pearson Education Limited
1991-03-01
144
0710813368
9780710813367
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.