Novelists Against Social Change

Conservative Popular Fiction, 1920–1960

  • Kate Macdonald

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Kate Macdonald
    Pages 90-113
  3. Kate Macdonald
    Pages 114-138
  4. Kate Macdonald
    Pages 164-190
  5. Kate Macdonald
    Pages 217-224
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 225-271

About this book


Novelists Against Social Change studies the writing of John Buchan, Dornford Yates and Angela Thirkell to show how these conservative authors put their fears and anxieties into their best-selling fiction. Resisting the threats of change in social class, politics, the freedom of women, and professionalization produced their strongest works. 


Interwar fiction John Buchan Dornford Yates Angela Thirkell Twentieth-Century Fiction communism fiction freedom history liberty novel politics social change women writing

Authors and affiliations

  • Kate Macdonald
    • 1
  1. 1.University of GhentBelgium

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