Pater to Forster, 1873-1924

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Pater to Forster, 1873-1924 covers a period often named as an "age of transition", which exists uneasily between the apparent moral certainties of the Victorian age and the advent of a modernist aesthetics of instability and uncertainty. Ruth Robbins considers some of the central literary categories and themes of the period in writings by major and "minor" writers--decadence, realism and naturalism, nostalgia, New Woman writing, degeneration, imperialism and early modernism--to create a complex picture of ...
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Overview


Pater to Forster, 1873-1924 covers a period often named as an "age of transition", which exists uneasily between the apparent moral certainties of the Victorian age and the advent of a modernist aesthetics of instability and uncertainty. Ruth Robbins considers some of the central literary categories and themes of the period in writings by major and "minor" writers--decadence, realism and naturalism, nostalgia, New Woman writing, degeneration, imperialism and early modernism--to create a complex picture of transitions, continuities and breaks with the past.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780333696156
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 9/6/2003
  • Series: Transitions Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.52 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Meet the Author


Ruth Robbins is Senior Lecturer in English, University College Northampton.
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Table of Contents


General Editor's Preface
• A Note on Texts Used
• Acknowledgements
• Introduction: Ways of Seeing
• The Persistence of Realism
• Rhymers and Reasoners: Poetry in Transition
• The Strange Case of Mr Wilde; or, 1895 and All That
• Masculine Romance, Cultural Capital and Crisis
• New Women for Old: Politics and Fictional Forms in New Woman Writing
• Conclusions: Rainbow's End: The Janus Period
• Selective Chronology
• Annotated Bibliography
• Bibliography
• Index
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