The British Short Story

The British Short Story


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ISBN-13: 9780230551718
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Publication date: 12/15/2010
Series: Outlining Literature
Edition description: 2010
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

ANDREW MAUNDER is Principal Lecturer in Literature at the University of Hertfordshire, UK. His publications include the Facts on File Companion to the British Short Story and he is the author of Bram Stoker in the 'Writers and their Work' series.

RUTH ROBBINS isHead of the Department of Cultural Studiesat Leeds Metropolitan University, UK. Her publications include Subjectivity, Pater to Forster, 1873-1924and Literary Feminisms,all inPalgrave Macmillan'sTransitions series.

EMMA LIGGINS is Lecturer in Literature at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. She is author of George Gissing, the Working Woman and Urban Culture.

Table of Contents

Introduction: What is a Short Story?.- PART I.- Introducing the Victorian and Edwardian Short Story.- Victorian Sensations: Supernatural and Weird Tales.- New Woman Short Stories.- Imperial Adventures and Colonial Tales.- PART II.- Introducing the Twentieth-Century Short Story.- The Short Story and the Great War.- Experiment and Continuity: The Modernist Short Story.- The Short Story and Genre Fiction: The Strange Case of the Same Old, Same Old Story.- PART III.- 1945 and After: An Introduction to the Post-war Short Story.- Women's Stories, 1940s to the Present.- Multiculturalism and Relationships: The British Short Story Today.- Bibliography.

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