Oxford Companion to Edwardian Fiction 1900-14: New Voices in the Age of Uncertai 9780198605348

Oxford Companion to Edwardian Fiction 1900-14: New Voices in the Age of Uncertai 9780198605348
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* As well as covering classic novelists and their work, also details forgotten, pseudonymous, and lesser known authors and their writing* Explores themes such as spy fiction, feminist fiction, publishing, literary agents, and suburban life* A-Z text supplemented with extra material including a list of books frequently consulted, a chronology of the major historic and cultural events of the period, and an index of pseudonyms and changes of name* Cross-referenced throughout to facilitate browsing and exploration of thematic and other links As well as covering classic novelists and their work, also details forgotten, pseudonymous, and lesser known authors and their writing Explores themes such as spy fiction, feminist fiction, publishing, literary agents, and suburban life A-Z text supplemented with extra material including a list of books frequently consulted, a chronology of the major historic and cultural events of the period, and an index of pseudonyms and changes of name Cross-referenced throughout to facilitate browsing and exploration of thematic and other links The Edwardian era saw a remarkable outpouring of fiction, much of which we don't normally think of as Edwardian. There were major works such as Conrad's Lord Jim and Nostromo , Samuel Butler's The Way of All Flesh , and D. H. Lawrence's Sons and Lovers . Children's literature saw such marvelous books as Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Secret Garden and A Little Princess , and there were many popular classics as well, such as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Hound of the Baskervilles and Baroness Orczy's The Scarlet Pimpernel . Now, in Edwardian Fiction: An Oxford Companion , readers have an illuminating guide to this remarkable but little known period, covering the literary scene in the years from 1900 to the outbreak of the First World War. Here are over a thousand alphabetically arranged entries, including some 800 biographies of major and minor authors. Profiles range from such eminent literary figures as Arnold Bennett, John Galsworthy, Katherine Mansfield, and H.G. Wells, to popular writers such as Marie Corelli, Rider Haggard, and Bram Stoker. The Companion also boasts entries on some 250 works of fiction--complete with plot outlines--including such important works as E. M. Forster's A Room with a View and Howard's End , Henry James's The Golden Bowl , and James Joyce's Dubliners , major children's books such as The Wind in the Willows and Kipling's Just So Stories , and bestselling volumes such as Sax Rohmer's The Mystery of Dr. Fu Manchu and G.K. Chesterton's The Innocence of Father Brown . The Companion also covers novels from other English-speaking countries, such as L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables (Canada) and Miles Franklin's My Brilliant Career (Australia). Ranging from Henry James's The Ambassadors to Max Beerbohm's Zuleika Dobson , this superb volume captures the books, writers, and preoccupations of a fascinating literary era. It will help readers to reconsider a literary epoch they may have overlooked in the past. This oozing, bulging wealth of the English upper and upper-middle classes. This was how George Orwell saw the Edwardian period. What images do we see when we think of that era? Ladies munching delicately on cucumber sandwiches? Gentlemen in straw boaters punting gently down rivers? Looking at the authors and authoresses of this time and the things that they wrote about, it seems that there is more to that era than this chocolate-box image of long, lazy summer afternoons would imply.
Product Identifiers
ISBN-10 019860534X
ISBN-13 9780198605348
eBay Product ID (ePID) 2274334
Key Details
Author Charlotte Mitchell, David Trotter, Sandra Kemp
Number Of Pages 464 pages
Format UK-Paperback
Publication Date 2002-08-29
Language English
Publisher Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication Year 2002
Additional Details
Copyright Date 2002
Illustrated Yes
Dimensions
Weight 24.7 Oz
Height 1 In.
Width 6.1 In.
Length 9.2 In.
Target Audience
Group Trade
Classification Method
Dewey Decimal 823.9/1209
Dewey Edition 21
Reviews
"A luxuriant and often exotic flowering of fiction both literary and popular...this is a lost generation: it's time they were recovered. This clear, readable companion will be a handy guide for those who feel tempted to try."--Michael Kerrigan, The Scotsman 'Review from previous edition Edwardian Fiction is sound on the different kinds of novel that were being written between 1900 and 1914, and the ways in which they were published.'Jeremy Lewis, The Observer 'a useful survey of famous and forgotten novelists from a particularly productive period in British writing...an ideal crib for lazy students of all ages'Peter Burton, Gay Times 'excellent new Oxford Companion...the great charm of this book is in itsaccount of these lesser figures, rather than household names'Spectator 'the Companion covers an enormous field...a tremendous achievement...itresuscitates hundreds of authors and drives fresh pathways through the field'Times Literary Supplement 'this will be an exceptionally useful reference work...the strengths ofthe book are many...whatever the purpose, the reader will I think be richlyrewarded by this well-researched, well-written, and well-edited book'Alan Holden, Housman Society Journal Acknowledgements Introduction Books Frequently Consulted Short Titles Abbreviations Note to the Reader Chronology Index to Pseudonyms and Changes of Name A-Z Text Review from previous editionthe Companion covers an enormous field...a tremendous achievement...it resuscitates hundreds of authors and drives fresh pathways through the field

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