A Companion to the British and Irish Novel 1945-2000

A Companion to the British and Irish Novel 1945-2000

Editor(s): Brian W. Shaffer

Published Online: 21 JAN 2008

Print ISBN: 9781405113755

Online ISBN: 9780470757611

DOI: 10.1002/9780470757611

About this Book

A Companion to the British and Irish Novel 1945-2000 serves as an extended introduction and reference guide to the British and Irish novel between the close of World War II and the turn of the millennium.


  • Covers a wide range of authors from Samuel Beckett to Salman Rushdie
  • Provides readings of key novels, including Graham Greene's 'Heart of the Matter', Jean Rhys's 'Wide Sargasso Sea' and Kazuo Ishiguro's 'The Remains of the Day'
  • Considers particular subgenres, such as the feminist novel and the postcolonial novel
  • Discusses overarching cultural, political and literary trends, such as screen adaptations and the literary prize phenomenon
  • Gives readers a sense of the richness and diversity of the novel during this period and of the vitality with which it continues to be discussed

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Contexts for the British and Irish Novel, 1945–2000

  2. Part II: Reading Individual Texts and Authors

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