World Literature and Its Times, Volume 4: British and Irish Literature and Its Times: The Victorian Era to the Present (1837- )
By David Galens, Joyce Moss Number Of Pages: 624 Publication Date: 2001-05-14 ISBN-10 / ASIN: 0787637297 ISBN-13 / EAN: 9780787637293
The works chosen for World Literature and Its Times 4: British and Irish Literature and Its Times have been carefully selected by professors in the field at the universities detailed in the Acknowledgements. Keeping the literature-history connection in mind, the team made its selections based on a combination of factors: how frequently a literary work is studied, how closely it is tied to pivotal events in the past or present, how strong and enduring its appeal has been to readers in and out of the society that produced it, and how reflective it is of new developments in literature of the region. Attention has been paid to literary works set from the Victorian era to the present that have met with critical and/or popular acclaim.
Subjects in the Volume:
The Adoption Papers by Jackie Kay The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle "Anthem for Doomed Youth" and Other Poems by Wilfred Owen Arcadia by Tom Stoppard Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh The Buddha of Suburbia by Hanif Kureishi Cambridge by Caryl Phillips The Country Girls by Edna O'Brien A Disaffection by James Kelman Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson Dracula by Bram Stoker The French Lieutenant's Woman by John Fowles Goodbye to Berlin by Christopher Isherwood The Grass Is Singing by Doris Lessing Great Expectations by Charles Dickens The Heat of the Day by Elizabeth Bowen A House for Mr. Biswas by V. S. Naipaul Howards End by E. M. Forster The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde In Memoriam by Alfred Tennyson Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy Juno and the Paycock by Sean O'Casey Kim by Rudyard Kipling King Solomon's Mines by H. Rider Haggard "The Lion and the Unicorn" by George Orwell Lord Jim: A Tale byJoseph Conrad Lord of the Flies by William Golding Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins Mrs.Dalloway by Virginia Woolf "My Last Duchess" and Other Poems by Robert Browning Nights at the Circus by Angela Carter On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin Peter Pan: Peter and Wendy by James Barrie The Playboy of the Western World by John Millington Synge The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro The Sea,The Sea by Iris Murdoch "September 1913" and "Easter, 1916" by William Butler Yeats Sonnets from the Portuguese by Elizabeth Barrett Browning Sour Sweet by Timothy Mo "Station Island" by Seamus Heaney The Time Machine by H. G. Wells Troubles by J. G. Farrell Ulysses by James Joyce Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett The Waste Land by T. S. Eliot What the Butler Saw by Joe Orton Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence