By Anthea Trodd

ISBN-10: 0919813895

ISBN-13: 9780919813892

A survey of the differences of Edwardian writing and the way they healthy into literary and cultural switch. This e-book covers writers reminiscent of Conrad, Forster, Wells, Bennett, Shaw, Kipling, Tressell, Hardy, Yeats and Woolf. Modernists resembling Lawrence and Mansfield also are incorporated. the writer combines literary feedback of writing within the Edwardian interval with cultural tests (for instance, she examines imperialism and patriarchy), and units her paintings in an ancient context.

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Edward VII reigned from 1901 to 1910. I have extended the scope of this book to the outbreak of World War I in 1914. Woolf placed the arrival of a new age in 1910; many writers have treated the period 1870 or 1880 to 1914 as homogenous in its reaction against high Victorianism. Edward's accession, however, coinciding with the new century, did represent to many writers a possibility for confident assertion of a complete break from Victorianism, and for formulating the identity of the new age. Some writers produced most of their major work in this period, including Conrad, Forster and Wells.

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