Writers of the Early Twentieth Century: Hardy to Lawrence - J. I. M. (John Innes Mackintosh) StewartOxford: Clarendon Press, 1990, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little age-toned otherwise a well presented copy.
2nd printing, first published 1963. Number 15 in the series.
From the cover: “This volume opens with an introductory chapter outlining the general literary situation from about 1880 to the beginning of the Second World War. The remaining space is devoted to considering eight writers — none of them now living — who appear to be of unchallengeable importance in the period. They are Hardy, James, Shaw, Conrad, Kipling, Yeats, Joyce, and Lawrence. It would be rash to suggest that these will eventually prove to be the only great writers of their age. As the mists of near-contemporaneity disperse, other peaks appear. But they should remain important landmarks when later literary historians come to a fuller survey of the terrain. Meanwhile, they afford a scale against which a good deal can be measured.”
Size: 8¾" x 5½". Navy Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Oxford History of English Literature series. [VIII] 704 pages.