This volume examines the great novelists and story-writers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries: from Thomas Hardy and Oscar Wilde through Joseph Conrad and Rudyard Kipling on to E.M. Forster.
CONTENTS Editor's Note Introduction (Harold Bloom) The New Novel (Henry James) A Parting of the Ways (Raymond Williams) Conrad and Modern English Fiction (David Thorburn)
Obscure Writing and Private Life, 1880 - 1914 (Allon White) Edwardian Literature (John Batchelor) Problematic Presence: The Colonial Other in Kipling and Conrad (John McClure) The Late Nineteenth Century Novel and the Change Towards the Sexual - Gissing, Hardy and Lawrence (L.R. Leavis) A Woven Tapestry of Interests (Peter Keating) The Other Victim: 'Jude the Obscure' and 'The Whirlpool' (Annette Federico) The Pleasures of Imperialism (Edward W. Said) The Opening World, 1900 - 1915 (Malcolm Bradbury) The Avoidance of Naturalism: Gissing, Moore, Grand, Bennett, and Others (David Trotter) Incorporated Bodies: 'Dracula' and the Rise of Professionalism (Nicholas Daly) Oscar Wilde's Aesthetic Gothic: Walter Pater, Dark Enlightenment, and 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' (John Paul Riquelme) Emotion, Gender, and Ethics in Fiction by Thomas Hardy and the New Woman Writers (Jil Larson) Conclusions? Rainbow's End: The Janus Period (Ruth Robbins)
Chronology Contributors Bibliography Acknowledgments Index