Chapter 35. The Short Fiction of V.S. Pritchett

  1. Cheryl Alexander Malcolm Associate Professor2 and
  2. David Malcolm Professor3
  1. Andrzej Ga̧siorek Reader

Published Online: 2 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444304770.ch35

A Companion to the British and Irish Short Story

A Companion to the British and Irish Short Story

How to Cite

Ga̧siorek, A. (2009) The Short Fiction of V.S. Pritchett, in A Companion to the British and Irish Short Story (eds C. A. Malcolm and D. Malcolm), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444304770.ch35

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of American Studies, University of Gdańsk, Poland

  2. 3

    English Institute, University of Gdańsk, Poland

Author Information

  1. University of Birmingham, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 10 OCT 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405145374

Online ISBN: 9781444304770

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Keywords:

  • Short Fiction of V.S. Pritchett;
  • Pritchett's ability in observing nuances of behavior and hint at what lies beyond its surface;
  • “Sense of Humour”;
  • “Handsome is as Handsome Does,”- disclosing Pritchett's sense that “class-ache was true to inner English life”;
  • “To most English novelists – invigorated but narrowed by class consciousness”;
  • “When My Girl Comes Home” - Pritchett's longest and best story

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • References and Further Reading