The Regional Novel in Britain and Ireland: 1800-1990 by K. D. M. SnellThe Regional Novel in Britain and Ireland: 1800-1990 by K. D. M. Snell

The Regional Novel in Britain and Ireland: 1800-1990

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The regional novel has been remarkably neglected as a subject, despite the enormous number of authors who can be classified as having written regional fiction. This interdisciplinary collection addresses the regional novel in Ireland and Britain. It establishes the broader social and political context in which these novels emerged, and combines historical and literary approaches to explore contemporary manifestations of regionalism and nationalism.

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Title:The Regional Novel in Britain and Ireland: 1800-1990Format:PaperbackDimensions:312 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.67 inPublished:January 11, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521093430

ISBN - 13:9780521093439

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Table of Contents

Preface and acknowledgements; 1. The regional novel: themes for interdisciplinary research K. D. M. Snell; 2. Regionalism and nationalism: Maria Edgeworth, Walter Scott and the definition of Britishness Liz Bellamy; 3. The deep romance of Manchester: Gaskell's 'Mary Barton' Harriet Guest; 4. Geographies of Hardy's Wessex John Barrell; 5. Gender and Cornwall: Charles Kingsley to Daphne du Maurier Philip Dodd; 6. James Joyce and mythic realism Declan Kiberd; 7. Cookson, Chaplin and Common: three northern writers in 1951 Robert Colls; 8. Emyr Humphreys: regional novelist? M. Wynn Thomas; 9. Scotland and the regional novel Cairns Craig; 10. Mapping the modern city: Alan Sillitoe's Nottingham novels Stephen Daniels and Simon Rycroft; Index.

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"This book offers no pat answers to questions of regional identity, instead providing an excellent understanding of the questions themselves." Alison Calder, Canadian Literature