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‘Society—Spelt Big’: The Condition of Ireland II

John Wilson Foster

in Irish Novels 1890-1940: New Bearings in Culture and Fiction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199232833
eISBN:
9780191716454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232833.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter analyzes Society fiction. Society novels are set in elegant town houses in London or Dublin and in country houses in England or Ireland. These novels often have a simple dual cast of ... More


Postscript. ‘The Ladies' Road’: Women Novelists 1922–1940

John Wilson Foster

in Irish Novels 1890-1940: New Bearings in Culture and Fiction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199232833
eISBN:
9780191716454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232833.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This postscript focuses on publications by women novelists between 1922 and 1940. The impact of the turbulent period between the end of constitutionally British Ireland and the inauguration of the ... More


Introduction: Approaches to Reading Irish Fiction

James H. Murphy

in Irish Novelists and the Victorian Age

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199596997
eISBN:
9780191723520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596997.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

There has been a tendency in contemporary criticism of nineteenth-century Irish fiction to read some of the English-set work of prominent English and Irish novelists as allegories for Ireland. This ... More


Studies in Green: The Condition of Ireland I

John Wilson Foster

in Irish Novels 1890-1940: New Bearings in Culture and Fiction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199232833
eISBN:
9780191716454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232833.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter focuses on Condition-of-Ireland novels. Topics covered include social problem novels, poverty in rural Ireland, the rise of Anglo-Saxonism and xenophobia in Britain and North America, ... More


A New Theology: Protestantism and the Irish Novel

John Wilson Foster

in Irish Novels 1890-1940: New Bearings in Culture and Fiction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199232833
eISBN:
9780191716454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232833.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter analyzes Irish novels that reflect the religious sentiments and tribulations of the times. These novels depict sermons, Anglican Protestantism in internal difficulty, perceived conflict ... More


Tiercel and Lure: Love and Marriage

John Wilson Foster

in Irish Novels 1890-1940: New Bearings in Culture and Fiction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199232833
eISBN:
9780191716454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232833.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter analyzes love and marriage in Irish novels. Topics covered include enduring love; sex, love, and marriage; marriage against love; degrees of marriage; and faith, love, and marriage.


‘Years of the Shadow’: Writings of the Great War

John Wilson Foster

in Irish Novels 1890-1940: New Bearings in Culture and Fiction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199232833
eISBN:
9780191716454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232833.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter begins with an analysis of The Riddle of the Sands: A Record of Secret Service by Erskine Childers. It then discusses other war fiction including For England's Sake by Robert Cromie, The ... More


Métier de Femme: New Woman Fiction

John Wilson Foster

in Irish Novels 1890-1940: New Bearings in Culture and Fiction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199232833
eISBN:
9780191716454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232833.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter analyzes several novels written by women. These include Hannah Lynch's Autobiography of a Child, Katherine Cecil Thurston's Max, and Sarah Grand's The Heavenly Twins.


Dracula and Detection: Among Genres II

John Wilson Foster

in Irish Novels 1890-1940: New Bearings in Culture and Fiction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199232833
eISBN:
9780191716454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232833.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter begins with a discussion of Bram Stoker's Dracula and The Man. It then discusses the work of Elliot O'Donnell, including Werewolves. It then analyzes detective fiction.


Realism and the Institution of the Nineteenth-Century Novel

Mary L. Mullen

in Novel Institutions: Anachronism, Irish Novels and Nineteenth-Century Realism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474453240
eISBN:
9781474477116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474453240.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter argues that establishing an origin for what we now call ‘British realism’ or ‘the Irish novel’ is both an institutional and an anachronistic endeavour: the stories that we tell about ... More


Fin de Siècle: New Women, Art, and Decadence

John Wilson Foster

in Irish Novels 1890-1940: New Bearings in Culture and Fiction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199232833
eISBN:
9780191716454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232833.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter analyzes depictions of the New Woman in various Irish novels. Topics covered include ‘The Undefinable: A Fantasia’ by Sarah Grand, The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, and novelist ... More


Introduction

Mary L. Mullen

in Novel Institutions: Anachronism, Irish Novels and Nineteenth-Century Realism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474453240
eISBN:
9781474477116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474453240.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The introduction offers a new understanding of the politics of institutions and a new transnational account of British realism. The introduction suggests that nineteenth-century British realist ... More


The National Tale, 1800–30

Claire Connolly

in The Oxford History of the Irish Book, Volume IV: The Irish Book in English, 1800-1891

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198187318
eISBN:
9780191803277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780198187318.003.0033
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter traces the material history of Irish prose fiction from 1800–1830, as the Irish novel emerged as a recognizable commodity on the literary market. Central to these developments is the ... More


Novelists, Publishers, and Readers, 1830–91

James H. Murphy (ed.)

in The Oxford History of the Irish Book, Volume IV: The Irish Book in English, 1800-1891

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198187318
eISBN:
9780191803277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780198187318.003.0034
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter considers the opportunities and limitations faced by Irish novelists the mid- and late nineteenth century as they encountered a publishing industry for fiction that was largely ... More


Nationality

Matthew L. Jockers

in Macroanalysis: Digital Methods and Literary History

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037528
eISBN:
9780252094767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037528.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores the potential influences or entailments of nationality on authorial style. Nations have distinct linguistic habits of style. For example, the British have the propensity to drop ... More


In the Wake of Joyce: Irish Writing after 1939

Michael G. Cronin

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/9780198749394.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter maps the mid-century period of the Irish novel in terms of the various aesthetic choices which Irish writers took as they contended imaginatively with the contradictions and conundrums ... More


Ireland and Europe after 1973

Derek Hand

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/9780198749394.003.0032
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter argues that the novel form is best suited to giving expression to the multifaceted Irish reality. Ireland, in the modern moment, is a place of incongruity and contradiction: it is at ... More


Rebel by vocation: Seán O'Faoláin and the generation of The Bell

Niall Carson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719099373
eISBN:
9781526109743
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099373.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Rebel by Vocation: Seán O’Faoláin and the Generation of The Bell tells the story of O’Faoláin and The Bell through the characters and writers that surrounded its offices in Dublin. It is the ... More


Working-Class Fictions

Nicola Wilson

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/9780198749394.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter explores why working-class fictions flourished in the period from the late 1950s through to the early 1970s and the distinctive contributions that they made to the post-war British and ... More


Twenty-First-Century Fiction

Berthold Schoene

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/9780198749394.003.0034
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter looks at how the contemporary British and Irish novel is becoming part of a new globalized world literature, which imagines the world as it manifests itself both within (‘glocally’) and ... More


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