Angela Carter — was a novelist and journalist, known for her feminist, magical realism, and picaresque works. In novels such as The Mayor of Casterbridge and Tess of the d'Urbervilles Hardy attempts to create modern works in the genre of tragedy , that are modelled on the Greek drama, especially Aeschylus and Sophocles , though in prose, not poetry, a novel not drama, and with characters of low social standing, not nobility. Forster 's A Passage to India , reflected challenges to imperialism, while his earlier works such as A Room with a View and Howards End , examined the restrictions and hypocrisy of Edwardian society in England. Oxforsd University Press, , p. Edgeworth's novel Castle Rackrent is "the first fully developed regional novel in English" as well as "the first true historical novel in English" and an important influence on Walter Scott.
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Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe Margaret Drabble born is a novelist, biographer and critic, who has published from the s until this century. Evelyn Waugh —66 satirised the "bright young things" of the s and s, notably in A Handful of Dustand Decline and Fallwhile Brideshead Revisited has a theological basis, setting out to examine the effect of divine grace on its main characters.
On the Road by Jack Kerouac A noteworthy aspect of both the 18th- and 19th- century novel is the way the novelist directly addressed the reader. This same year Graham Greene 's —91 first major novel Brighton Rock was published. Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont by Elizabeth Taylor A thrilling adventure story, gripping history and fascinating study of the Scottish character, Kidnapped has lost none of its power.
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Oxforsd University Press,p. In Cold Blood by Truman Enlgish However, the unexpurgated version of this novel was not published until But to complicate matters there are novels written in the romance tradition by novelists like Walter ScottNathaniel HawthorneGeorge Meredith.
Another contemporary Scot is Irvine Welshwhose novel Trainspottinggives a brutal depiction of the lives of working class Edinburgh drug users.
This portrait of a day in the lives of three Dubliners remains a towering work, in its word play surpassing even Shakespeare. However, given the nature of the subject, this guideline has been applied with common noovels, and reference is made to novels in other languages or novelists who are not engpish British where appropriate. Kim by Rudyard Kipling This acerbic anti-war novel was slow to fire the public imagination, but is rightly regarded as a groundbreaking critique of military madness.
This short story was inspired by the life of Lord Byron and his poem The Giaour. It features his most memorable character, the engagingly roguish Becky Sharp. Disgrace by Enhlish Coetzee An early example fr Charles Dickens ' Oliver Twist — Her works, especially Middlemarch —72are important examples of literary realismand are admired for their combination of high Victorian literary detail combined with an intellectual breadth that removes them from the narrow geographic confines they often depict.
Real and Imagined Worlds. Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf Clarissa by Samuel Richardson Anthony Trollope —82 was one of the most successful, famos and respected English novelists of the Victorian era. Party Going by Henry Green Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.
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First novel in English. Evelyn Waugh 's —66 career also continued after World War II, and in " he completed his most considerable work, a trilogy about the war entitled Sword of Honour. Romantic literature in English. Another significant modernist in the s was Virginia Woolf —who was an influential feminist and a major stylistic innovator associated with the stream-of-consciousness technique.
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