Reading the Modern British and Irish Novel 1890-1930

Overview

"After an introduction outlining his method and a substantial first chapter establishing the intellectual, cultural, and literary contexts in which the modern British and Irish novel was produced, Schwarz turns to close reading of modernist masterworks. He shows how 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 form essential components in a modernist cultural tradition which ...
See more details below
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (5) from $117.53   
  • New (3) from $117.53   
  • Used (2) from $138.94   
Sending request ...

Overview

"After an introduction outlining his method and a substantial first chapter establishing the intellectual, cultural, and literary contexts in which the modern British and Irish novel was produced, Schwarz turns to close reading of modernist masterworks. He shows how 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 form essential components in a modernist cultural tradition which includes the visual arts." Schwarz's work takes account of recent developments in theory and cultural studies. His study will not only be invaluable to students and teachers, but will also be of interest to the general reader.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"[Schwarz's introductions] humanize texts that might otherwise seem too foreboding ... The broadly diverse sense of human interest that results can only dispel any contrary sense of modernism's exclusivity, difficulty or autonomy." James Joyce Quarterly
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631226215
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/1/2004
  • Series: Reading the Novel Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.13 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : reading the modern British and Irish novel 1890-1930 1
1 "I was the world in which I walked" : the transformation of the British and Irish novel, 1890-1930 18
2 Hardy's Jude the obscure : the beginnings of the modern psychological novel 37
3 Conrad's Heart of darkness : "we live, as we dream - alone" 51
4 Conrad's Lord Jim : reading texts, reading lives 69
5 Lawrence's Sons and lovers : speaking of Paul Morel : voice, unity, and meaning 87
6 Lawrence's The rainbow : family chronicle, sexual fulfillment, and the quest for form and values 109
7 Joyce's Dubliners : moral paralysis in Dublin 129
8 Joyce's Ulysses : the odyssey of Leopold Bloom and Stephen Dedalus on June 16, 1904 160
9 Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway : sexual repression, madness, and social form 188
10 Woolf's To the lighthouse : choreographing life and creating art as time passes 213
11 Forster's Passage to India : the novel of manners as political novel 237
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)