Culture and Society, 1780-1950
Columbia University Press, 1983 - Literary Criticism - 362 pages
Acknowledged as perhaps the masterpiece of materialist criticism in the English language, this omnibus ranges over British literary history from George Eliot to George Orwell to inquire about the complex ways economic reality shapes the imagination.
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Review: Culture and Society 1780-1950User Review - Shane Avery - Goodreads
Super exciting scholarship, indispensable, really, as good as it gets... "Surely any one who professes to think that the question of art and cultivation must go before that of the knife and fork (and ... Read full review
Review: Culture and Society 1780-1950User Review - Irene - Goodreads
I would say that Williams' strength was hindsight with respect to the Industrial Revolution and how the idea of culture developed during that time, but his weakness was foresight. I was on board until ... Read full review