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Novelists Against Social Change

Conservative Popular Fiction, 1920-1960

Authors: Macdonald, Kate

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Novelists Against Social Change studies the writing of John Buchan, Dornford Yates and Angela Thirkell to show how these conservative authors put their fears and anxieties into their best-selling fiction. Resisting the threats of change in social class, politics, the freedom of women, and professionalization produced their strongest works. 

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Kate Macdonald teaches British literature and publishing history in the Department of English Literature at the University of Reading, UK. She researches twentieth-century British book culture, publishing history and popular reading, on which she has published widely.

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'This volume is to be welcomed as a significant addition to this developing field of study. Kate Macdonald has produced a careful and well-grounded account of the work of three important writers in the middlebrow tradition. The book offers an original and refreshingly accessible analysis of these authors, examining their status as major figures in popular fiction, but also providing a nuanced and sensitive critique of their novels within the socio-cultural context of their times. Students of twentieth-century popular culture will find Dr Macdonald an astute and readable critic in this authoritative guide to the best-loved fiction of the time.' - Rob Spence, Edge Hill University, UK


          

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook £63.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-45771-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Novelists Against Social Change
Book Subtitle
Conservative Popular Fiction, 1920-1960
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-45772-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-137-45772-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-45771-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 271
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