Reading the Novel in English 1950-2000

Reading the Novel in English 1950-2000

Editor(s): Brian W. Shaffer

Published Online: 30 NOV 2007

Print ISBN: 9781405101134

Online ISBN: 9780470997062

DOI: 10.1002/9780470997062

About this Book


  • Written in clear, jargon-free prose, this introductory text charts the variety of novel writing in English in the second half of the twentieth century.
  • An engaging introduction to the English-language novel from 1950-2000 (exclusive of the US).
  • Provides students both with strategies for interpretation and with fresh readings of selected seminal texts.
  • Maps out the most important contexts and concepts for understanding this fiction.
  • Features readings of ten influential English-language novels including Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale, Kazuo Ishiguro's Remains of the Day and Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart.

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