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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

The British Short Story

ISBN 9780230551701
Publication Date December 2010
Formats Hardcover Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Outlining Literature

The short story remains a crucial - if neglected - part of British literary heritage. This accessible and up-to-date critical overview maps out the main strands and figures that shaped the British short story and novella from the 1850s to the present. It offers new readings of both classic and forgotten texts in a clear, jargon-free way.

ANDREW MAUNDER is Principal Lecturer in Literature at the University of Hertfordshire, UK. His publications include the Facts on File Companion to the British Short Story and he is the author of Bram Stoker in the `Writers and their Work' series.

RUTH ROBBINS is Head of the Department of Cultural Studies at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK. Her publications include Subjectivity, Pater to Forster, 1873-1924 and Literary Feminisms, all in Palgrave Macmillan's Transitions series.

EMMA LIGGINS is Lecturer in Literature at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. She is author of George Gissing, the Working Woman and Urban Culture. 

Introduction: What is a Short Story?
Introducing the Victorian and Edwardian Short Story
Victorian Sensations: Supernatural and Weird Tales
New Woman Short Stories
Imperial Adventures and Colonial Tales
Introducing the Twentieth-Century Short Story
The Short Story and the Great War
Experiment and Continuity: The Modernist Short Story
The Short Story and Genre Fiction: The Strange Case of the Same Old, Same Old Story
1945 and After: An Introduction to the Post-war Short Story
Women's Stories, 1940s to the Present
Multiculturalism and Relationships: The British Short Story Today


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