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The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 9: The World Novel in English to 1950

Ralph Crane, Jane Stafford, and Mark Williams

Abstract

Volume Nine of this series traces the development of the ‘world novel’, that is, English-language novels written throughout the world, beyond Britain, Ireland, and the United States. Focusing on the period up to 1950, the volume contains survey chapters and chapters on major writers, as well as chapters on book history, publishing, and the critical contexts of the work discussed. The text covers periods from renaissance literary imaginings of exotic parts of the world like Oceania, through fiction embodying the ideology and conventions of empire, to the emergence of settler nationalist and Ind ... More

Keywords: world novel, 1950, renaissance literary imaginings, Oceania, empire, settler nationalist movements, Indigenous movements, modernism, post-imperial world order

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199609932
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199609932.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ralph Crane, editor
Professor of English, University of Tasmania

Jane Stafford, editor
Professor of English, Victoria University of Wellington

Mark Williams, editor
Professor of English, Victoria University of Wellington

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Introduction

Ralph Crane, Jane Stafford, and Mark Williams

Part I Literary Production

1 Book History

Gail Low

2 Colonial Editions

Graeme Johanson

Part II Surveying the Field

7 The Novel in English in Canada to 1950

Karis Shearer and Katrina Anderson

Part III Group Voices

13 Colonial Gothic

Philip Steer

14 Colonial Modernists

Angela Smith

15 Juvenile Fiction

Mavis Reimer, Clare Bradford, and Heather Snell

16 Colonial Utopias/Dystopias

Lyman Tower Sargent

Part IV Individual Voices

17 Mulk Raj Anand

Chelva Kanaganayakam

18 The Persistence of Kim

Harry Ricketts

19 Sara Jeanette Duncan

Tiffany Johnstone

20 Olive Schreiner

Carolyn Burdett

21 Marcus Clarke

Andrew Mccann

22 Robin Hyde

Michelle Elleray

23 G. V. Desani

Paul Sharrad

Part V Cultural and Critical Contexts

25 Aesthetes Abroad

Chris Ackerley

26 Critical Contexts

Mark Williams