The Transformation of the English Novel, 1890–1930

Studies in Hardy, Conrad, Joyce, Lawrence, Forster and Woolf

  • Daniel R. Schwarz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. Daniel R. Schwarz
      Pages 1-4
  3. Part One

  4. Part Two

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. Daniel R. Schwarz
      Pages 141-176
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 311-336

About this book

Introduction

In an exciting and important book... The theoretical chapters are a model of elegantly styled accommodation; yet they brook no fudging of the issues, no comfortable ambiguities - Modern Fiction Studies The Transformation of the English Novel, 1890-1930: Studies in Hardy, Conrad, Joyce, Lawrence, Forster and Woolf is a provocative exploration of a crucial period in the development of the English novel, integrating critical theory, historical background and sophisticated close reading. Divided into two major sections, the first shows how historical and contextual material is essential for developing powerful readings. The second section is theoretical and speaks of the transformation in the way that we read and think about authors, readers, characters and form in the light of recent theory, offering an alternative to the deconstructive and Marxist trends in literary studies.

Keywords

Close reading fiction literary studies novel transformation Virginia Woolf

Authors and affiliations

  • Daniel R. Schwarz
    • 1
  1. 1.Cornell UniversityUSA

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