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Inward Migrations: Multiculturalism, Anglicization, and Internal Exile

Patrick Parrinder

in Nation & Novel: The English Novel from its Origins to the Present Day

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199264858
eISBN:
9780191698989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264858.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Immigration novels became the most vital form of English fiction in the 20th century. Issues of national self-identification and adoption came to be an important theme of the works of Priestly, Ford, ... More


Round Tables: Chivalry and the Twentieth-Century English Novel-Sequence

Patrick Parrinder

in Nation & Novel: The English Novel from its Origins to the Present Day

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199264858
eISBN:
9780191698989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264858.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

There are novelists of contraction and expansion in the English fiction of the 20th century. During this time, some the novelists returned to the ideas of chivalry and used it as a theme in their ... More


From Kipling to Independence: Losing the Empire

Patrick Parrinder

in Nation & Novel: The English Novel from its Origins to the Present Day

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199264858
eISBN:
9780191698989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264858.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The decline of the British Empire was a popular subject of English fiction and a contended topic in English identity. ‘Bloomsbury’ ethics emerged from the traditional idealism of literary culture. ... More


Conclusion: On Englishness and the Twenty-First-Century Novel

Patrick Parrinder

in Nation & Novel: The English Novel from its Origins to the Present Day

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199264858
eISBN:
9780191698989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264858.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The chapter discusses the thesis that what constitutes the Englishness of the novels is highly dependent on the changing circumstances. Literariness of the English fiction may be attributed to ... More


Paratext and prose

Gerd Bayer

in Novel Horizons: The Genre Making of Restoration Fiction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781784991234
eISBN:
9781526115249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784991234.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Building on the previous chapter, the debate here turns to paratextual poetics in narrative prose fiction during the English Restoration. While mostly drawing on a broad selection of texts published ... More


All in the Family: Consanguinity, Marriage, and Property

Ruth Perry

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 2: English and British Fiction 1750-1820

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199574803
eISBN:
9780191869747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199574803.003.0022
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter argues that the plots and characters of eighteenth-century English fiction can be illuminated by an awareness of property law and the customary disposition of property within families. ... More


The Novel in English in Malaya and Singapore to 1950

Tamara Wagner

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 9: The World Novel in English to 1950

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199609932
eISBN:
9780191869761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199609932.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter looks at the representations of the former British Straits Settlements in English fiction from 1819 to 1950, discussing both British literary works that are located in South East Asia ... More


The Novel in English in Africa to 1950

Neil Ten Kortenaar

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 9: The World Novel in English to 1950

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199609932
eISBN:
9780191869761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199609932.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter focuses on English-language novels in Africa. The novel as a genre came to Africa from Europe along with European languages, alphabetic writing, and the printing press. The first ... More


Fiction and the Native Author

Jane Stafford

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 9: The World Novel in English to 1950

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199609932
eISBN:
9780191869761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199609932.003.0026
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter discusses native authors of fiction. Indigenous, colonized, or native authors of fiction in English are rare in the British Empire before 1950. There are exceptions, however, in India, ... More


Fielding to James: Domesticity, Mating, Power

James A. W. Heffernan

in Hospitality and Treachery in Western Literature

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300195583
eISBN:
9780300206845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300195583.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter probes hospitality and mating in English fiction. It examines domestic novels ranging from Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice to Henry James's The Portrait of a Lady. These novels all ... More


Judging the Distance: Fiction with Europe in Mind

Rod Mengham

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 7: British and Irish Fiction Since 1940

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198749394
eISBN:
9780191869754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198749394.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter focuses on the way in which a settlement of differences between English language fiction and foreign fiction is always changing. During the Second World War, there were special reasons ... More


Conan Doyle: Writing, Profession, and Practice

Douglas Kerr

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199674947
eISBN:
9780191756986
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674947.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book is a critical study of the writings of Arthur Conan Doyle, and a cultural biography. From the early stories, to the great popular triumphs of the Sherlock Holmes tales and the Professor ... More


Conclusion: From Beck'S Tube Map to Becks on the Tube

in Underground Writing: The London Tube from George Gissing to Virginia Woolf

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846312236
eISBN:
9781846315978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315978.006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the treatment and depiction of the London Underground in English fiction. It discusses how Harry Beck's map of the Tube garnered instant ... More


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