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The novel is as saturated in the actual as Bennett's The Old Wives' Tale, and as a
social novel it takes in not only the life of the countryside but also that of the
industrial city and of industrialism; there is nothing in the book more powerful
It seems generally true, at any rate so far as England is concerned, that the
thirties novels which are most alive today are precisely those least directly
concerned with the social questions of the time. Yet even so, it is not quite so
simple as it ...
But, at the same time as he pursues the conventional social round of a man of his
class and position, his wife, servantless, does her own cooking and housework,
and though the elder son, an undergraduate, has been to Harrow, the younger ...
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As with the predecessor, 'Tradition and Dream' is just a great piece of literary history. But it's better than the earlier history (which dealt with English fiction until about 1914) for a few reasons ... Read full review
The Southern Novel Between the Wars
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