Reading the Modern British and Irish Novel, 1890-1930 / Edition 1

Reading the Modern British and Irish Novel, 1890-1930 / Edition 1

by Daniel R. Schwarz, Schwars
     
 

ISBN-10: 0631226222

ISBN-13: 9780631226222

Pub. Date: 10/28/2004

Publisher: Wiley

Daniel R. Schwarz has studied and taught the modern British novel for decades and now brings his impressive erudition and critical acuity to this insightful study of the major authors and novels of the first half of the twentieth century.
  • An insightful study of British fiction in the first half of the twentieth century.
  • Draws on

Overview

Daniel R. Schwarz has studied and taught the modern British novel for decades and now brings his impressive erudition and critical acuity to this insightful study of the major authors and novels of the first half of the twentieth century.

  • An insightful study of British fiction in the first half of the twentieth century.
  • Draws on the author’s decades of experience researching and teaching the modern British novel.
  • Sets the modern British novel in its intellectual, cultural and literary contexts.
  • Features close readings of Hardy’s Jude the Obscure, Conrad’s Heart of Darkness and Lord Jim, Lawrence’s Sons and Lovers and The Rainbow, Joyce’s Dubliners and Ulysses, Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway and To the Lighthouse and Forster’s A Passage to India.
  • Shows how these novels are essential components in a modernist cultural tradition which includes the visual arts.
  • Takes account of recent developments in theory and cultural studies.
  • Written in an engaging style, avoiding jargon.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631226222
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/28/2004
Series:
Reading the Novel Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
308
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Reading the Modern British and Irish Novel.

1 “I Was the World in Which I Walked”: The Transformation of the British and Irish Novel, 1890-1930.

2 Hardy’s Jude the Obscure: The Beginnings of the Modern Psychological Novel.

3 Conrad’s Heart of Darkness: “We Live, as We Dream - Alone”.

4 Conrad’s Lord Jim: Reading Texts, Reading Lives.

5 Lawrence’s Sons and Lovers: Speaking of Paul Morel: Voice, Unity, and Meaning.

6 Lawrence’s The Rainbow: Family Chronicle, Sexual Fulfillment, and the Quest for Form and Values.

7 Joyce’s Dubliners: Moral Paralysis in Dublin.

8 Joyce’s Ulysses: The Odyssey of Leopold Bloom and Stephen Dedalus on June 16, 1904.

9 Woolf’s Mrs Dalloway: Sexual Repression, Madness, and Social Form.

10 Woolf’s To the Lighthouse: Choreographing Life and Creating Art as Time Passes.

11 Forster’s Passage to India: The Novel of Manners as Political Novel.

Notes.

Select Bibliography.

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