Novelists Against Social Change: Conservative Popular Fiction, 1920-1960

Novelists Against Social Change Conservative Popular Fiction Novelists Against Social Change shows how the writing of the best selling novelists John Buchan Dornford Yates and Angela Thirkell expressed their conservative fears and anxieties by politicizing the

  • Title: Novelists Against Social Change: Conservative Popular Fiction, 1920-1960
  • Author: Kate Macdonald
  • ISBN: 9781137457714
  • Page: 485
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Novelists Against Social Change shows how the writing of the best selling novelists John Buchan, Dornford Yates and Angela Thirkell expressed their conservative fears and anxieties by politicizing their fiction and characters, from 1920 to 1960 Buchan s focus on national and European politics of the 1920s and 30s was embedded in his trademark adventure fiction for EstabliNovelists Against Social Change shows how the writing of the best selling novelists John Buchan, Dornford Yates and Angela Thirkell expressed their conservative fears and anxieties by politicizing their fiction and characters, from 1920 to 1960 Buchan s focus on national and European politics of the 1920s and 30s was embedded in his trademark adventure fiction for Establishment heroes Yates s stylistic exuberance decorated his fierce defence of retrogressive social codes with an almost modernist attention to language Angela Thirkell s Barsetshire social comedies were an elegy to Victorian values and a passionate defence of upper class civilization as she conceived it Resisting the threat of change in social class, political action, the freedom of women, and professionalization produced some of their strongest works This book pays particular attention to Buchan s novels Huntingtower, Castle Gay and A Prince of the Captivity, to Yates s Berry novels and short stories and his thrillers, and Thirkell s wartime and postwar fiction.

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    1. Kate Macdonald

      Kate Macdonald studied at the University of Aberdeen and University College London, and teaches British literary history at Ghent University, Belgium A former academic editor, she has published books, book chapters and articles on British publishing history in the later Victorian period and the early twentieth century She is a leading authority on the fiction of John Buchan, and active in the advancement of middlebrow studies, with an interest in the recovery of forgotten authors She is a series editor for Pickering Chatto s monograph series Literary Texts and the Popular Marketplace Her podcast series on forgotten fiction is at reallylikethisbook.

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