The Golden Age of British Short Stories, 1890-1914

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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’.

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‘Excellent, entertaining and ingenious … from Oscar Wilde to Arthur Conan Doyle, this fine anthology celebrates one of the richest moments in Britain’s literary history’ Sunday Times

The quarter century between 1890 and 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, eager new magazine readership. The great writers of the age produced some of their finest work, and literary genres – the ghost story, science fiction – took shape. This richly varied, endlessly entertaining anthology brings together authors from Katherine Mansfield to Rudyard Kipling, James Joyce to Saki, H. G. Wells to Rebecca West. It celebrates a teeming, innovative world of literary achievement.

Edited with an introduction by Philip Hensher

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Weight 0.438 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2.7 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

640

Language

English

Edition

Short stories

Dewey

823.0108 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K