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The Resource Behind her times : transition England in the novels of Mary Arnold Ward, Judith Wilt

Behind her times : transition England in the novels of Mary Arnold Ward, Judith Wilt

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Behind her times : transition England in the novels of Mary Arnold Ward
Title
Behind her times
Title remainder
transition England in the novels of Mary Arnold Ward
Statement of responsibility
Judith Wilt
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "From 1890 to 1905, Mary Arnold Ward was the best-selling novelist in the English language. As the Edwardian age came to an end, however, she became a target of scorn for modernists such as Virginia Woolf, and today most of her books have fallen out of print. But in her novels we can vividly experience the long transition from Victorian to modern England and see again the high melodrama of science's challenge to Christianity, of political socialism and the social gospel, and of women's suffrage and the First World War."
  • "In this new critical examination, Judith Wilt sees Ward as being "behind her times" in two senses - in her tireless defense of her evolving era's achievements and intentions, but also in her wariness of the advance of time and of the violence of change. Writing during what she recognized as a period of transition, she dramatized both a welcome of and a resistance to modernity, seeing the social developments of the day as temporary structures, subject to transition themselves."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilt, Judith
Dewey number
823/.8
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR5718.E46
LC item number
W55 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Victorian literature and culture series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Literature and history
  • Women and literature
  • Women and literature
  • National characteristics, English, in literature
  • Social history in literature
  • Literature and history
  • Ward, Humphry
  • Ward, Humphry
  • England
Label
Behind her times : transition England in the novels of Mary Arnold Ward, Judith Wilt
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [229]-234) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : "the great Mary" -- "All the great parts" : debuting in Miss Bretherton and The Coryston family -- Robert Elsmere : the Englishman as heretic -- Marcella : the end of aristocracy -- Deep waters in Helbeck of Bannisdale -- "Beauty that must die" : the sex war in Delia Blanchflower -- Effort's England : Mary Arnold Ward writes the Great War
Control code
57342292
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
242 pages
Isbn
9780813923673
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004029427
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Behind her times : transition England in the novels of Mary Arnold Ward, Judith Wilt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [229]-234) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : "the great Mary" -- "All the great parts" : debuting in Miss Bretherton and The Coryston family -- Robert Elsmere : the Englishman as heretic -- Marcella : the end of aristocracy -- Deep waters in Helbeck of Bannisdale -- "Beauty that must die" : the sex war in Delia Blanchflower -- Effort's England : Mary Arnold Ward writes the Great War
Control code
57342292
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
242 pages
Isbn
9780813923673
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004029427
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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