By Anthea Trodd
A survey of the differences of Edwardian writing and the way they healthy into literary and cultural swap. This e-book covers writers comparable to Conrad, Forster, Wells, Bennett, Shaw, Kipling, Tressell, Hardy, Yeats and Woolf. Modernists comparable to Lawrence and Mansfield also are integrated. the writer combines literary feedback of writing within the Edwardian interval with cultural checks (for instance, she examines imperialism and patriarchy), and units her paintings in an old context.
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Burnett's book, written specifically for juvenile female readers, was also conservative and aristocratic in sympathies. Women were prominent in the genres of popular romance and children's literature. The most consistent producer of children's classics in the period was Edith Nesbit. The romance market was dominated by Marie Corelli, who carried her mass readership forward into the new century, and by other women romancers such as Florence Barclay, Ethel M. Dell and Elinor Glyn. The Search for an Audience Corelli's audience far exceeded that of any of the critically regarded writers of the period.
The two groups were known respectively as the 'Jeunes' and the 'Immortals'. Ford Madox Ford, the first editor of The English Review, claimed that the journal's title itself was satirically intended: It was Conrad who chose the title. He felt a certain sardonic pleasure in the choosing so national a name for a periodical that promised to be singularly international in tone, that was started mainly in his not very English interest and conducted by myself who was growing every day more and more alien to the normal English trend of thought, at any rate in matters of literary technique.
Ch. 2) The theme of going native was one expression of the general breakdown of the concept of stable, knowable, coherent identity, what D. H. Lawrence called 'the old stable ego',18 which informed the classic realism of the nineteenth century. The alteration of his frame of reference makes it impossible for Marlow to 'know' himself or Kurtz, or to assist his hearers to the position of enlightened overseers of his narrative. Before Marlow leaves Brussels for the Congo he is examined by the Company doctor, who takes a scientific interest in the personality changes which affect the Company's men in the Congo.
A reader's guide to Edwardian literature by Anthea Trodd