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Hardback The golden age of British short stories, 1890-1914 / edited by Philip Hensher.
Publication year: 2020
Media type Hardback
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780141992204 (hbk.) :
Series title: Penguin classics
Extent: 704 pages ; 24 cm.
Total number of loans: 1
Loans this year: 0
Number of reservations: 0
The quarter century or so before the outbreak of the First World War saw an extraordinary boom in the popularity and quality of short stories in Britain. Fuelled by a large new magazine readership and vigorous competition to acquire new stories and develop the careers of some of our greatest writers, these years were ones where the normal rule-of-thumb (novels sell, short stories don't) was inverted.This was the era of Sherlock Holmes, of Kipling's most famous stories, of M. R. James, Katherine Mansfield and Joyce's 'Dubliners'.