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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.
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.