This textbook outlines the factors that every student must assess for a proper understanding of the period, from the attitudes of the aristocracy and the role of state religion to the function of political institutions.
A unique blend of literary biography and family secrets at the centre of a love triangle between Elizabeth Bowen and the author's grandfather, Humphry House. 'A fascinating and moving portrait of love, loyalty and infidelity.' Sarah Waters
Takes the literature of the period both as a window on various mindsets and as an object of fascination in its own right. Beginning with history, the century's biggest problem and potential, this title looks at narrative responses to historical, political and social experience, before devoting central chapters to poetry, drama and novels.