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Title:
Late-Victorian and Edwardian British novelists. Second series
Author:
Johnson, George M. (George Malcolm), 1961-
Publication Information:
Detroit : Gale Research, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
xxiii, 396 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm.
General Note:
"A Bruccoli Clark Layman book."
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780787618520
Format :
Book

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Summary

This award-winning multi-volume series is dedicated to making literature and its creators better understood and more accessible to students and interested readers, while satisfying the standards of librarians, teachers and scholars. Dictionary of Literary Biography provides reliable information in an easily comprehensible format, while placing writers in the larger perspective of literary history.Dictionary of Literary Biography systematically presents career biographies and criticism of writers from all eras and all genres through volumes dedicated to specific types of literature and time periods.For a listing of Dictionary of Literary Biography volumes sorted by genre click here.


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Choice Review

The first of a two-volume set, this work is entertaining because of the diversity of writers included. In standard DLB format, the volume includes a rather complex introduction, 35 contributed essays and bibliographies on individual authors, a checklist of further readings, and a cumulative index to the DLB set. Coverage includes novelists writing between the 1890s and the end of WW I who produced more than one novel and were considered "neoromantic," exhibiting an interest in exotic or romantic subjects such as the supernatural, the power of the subconscious mind, sexuality, and the sentimental. Although many of the novelists (e.g., Walter de la Mare, John Masefield, and George Du Maurier) had other careers as well, their novels were quite popular and revealed turbulent changes in economic, social, and scientific conditions. Robert Hichens's The Garden of Allah sold more than 800,000 copies and H. DeVere Stacpoole's The Blue Lagoon went on to cinematic fame. Essays vary in length, depending on the availability of biographical information. Abundant illustrations and manuscripts enhance the volume, ranging from exotic dust jacket drawings of supernatural beings to a couple's passionate embrace. This series brings to life many writers undeservedly forgotten. Recommended for undergraduate/graduate libraries. S. R. Moore; University of Southwestern Louisiana