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J.B. Priestleys Fiction Holger Michael Klein

J.B. Priestleys Fiction

Holger Michael Klein

Published September 5th 2002
ISBN : 9783631388693
Paperback
808 pages
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With around thirty novels, J.B. Priestley is a major twentieth-century novelist. His reputation as a dramatist, essayist and general man of letters has tended to obscure his solid and highly interesting achievement as a novelist. This monograph isMoreWith around thirty novels, J.B. Priestley is a major twentieth-century novelist. His reputation as a dramatist, essayist and general man of letters has tended to obscure his solid and highly interesting achievement as a novelist. This monograph is the first to be wholly devoted to Priestleys novels and short stories, organised in large groups determined by theme and attitude, while not neglecting his narrative technique. The middle decades of the twentieth century, which he has helped to shape, come alive in this tracing of their fictional recreation by Priestley. Contents: Introduction -- Escape -- People and work -- The past and the present -- Shades of gothic -- Dimensions of crime -- Visions and fantasies -- Rebellion and commitment -- Subversion and disengagement -- Retrospect: lines of development.