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Understanding Lord Of The Flies

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Author: Kirstin Olsen
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313307232
Size: 31.95 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 212
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Book Description: Offers excerpts dealing with major themes of Golding's novel, including the ignoble savage, education, adventure stories, religion, biology and evolution, and war and its aftermath, and suggests topics for further exploration.


Popular Fiction In England 1914 1918

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Author: Harold Orel
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 9780813117898
Size: 71.53 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 249
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Book Description: While Englishmen were dying by the thousands on the battlefields of Europe, their friends and relations on the home front were reading books of humor, tales of espionage and adventure, colorful romances, and historical swashbucklers. Harold Orel's penetrating book explains why escapist fiction dominated the popular literary market in England throughout the Great War. A large factor, he shows, was the view of publishers, reviewers, booksellers, libraries, literary groups, and the general reading public that escapist fiction was a useful diversion from the inescapable horrors of war. Orel begins with a survey of the British literary world and its attitudes toward the novel at the outbreak of the war. Within a broad social, cultural, and economic context he depicts the "fiction industry" at a time of extraordinary upheaval, before the triumph of Modernism, when the attitudes and esthetics of writers, the tastes of readers, and the economics of the marketplace were undergoing rapid transformation. Subsequent chapters offer detailed studies of fifteen of the most touted novels of the period and the ways they reflected--or, more often, failed to reflect--the radical changes taking place as they were being written. The writers examined include George Moore, Norman Douglas, Frank Swinnerton, Compton Mackenzie, Mary Webb, Joseph Conrad, Wyndham Lewis, John Buchan, Alec Waugh, H.G. Wells, and Arnold Bennett. Many of their novels during these years avoid mention of the war that was reshaping their world, or allude to it only obliquely. The book concludes with a review of changes in the publishing world in 1918, the last year of the Great War. In its comprehensive coverage of a wide range of oncepopular but now neglected novels, Orel's authoritative study fills a gap in the cultural and literary history of early twentieth-century England.


The Historical Magazine

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Size: 67.77 MB
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Category : United States
Languages : en
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The Publishers Weekly

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Category : American literature
Languages : en
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Happiest Days

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Author: Jeffrey Richards
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719018794
Size: 11.58 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 319
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General Catalogue Of Printed Books

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Author: British Library
Publisher: London : Published for the British Library by British Museum Publications
ISBN: 9780714116006
Size: 32.47 MB
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Category : Bibliography Universal catalogs
Languages : en
Pages : 1515
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The Spectator

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Category : English literature
Languages : en
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The Round Table

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Size: 58.54 MB
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Category : New York (N.Y.)
Languages : en
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The Athen Um

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Books And Bookmen

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Category : Bibliography
Languages : en
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