A popular topic of study for high school and college courses, the British novel has influenced literature across the globe. Spanning the early 17th century to the modern day, this comprehensive reference offers a thorough study of the writers, works, and concepts important to this genre. In two authoritative volumes, The Facts On File Companion to the British Novel provides more than 1,000 entries, covering novels, novelists, and more from the British Isles as well as the British Commonwealth. Indexes, appendixes, bibliographies for many entries, a glossary of important terms, and extensive cross-references make this two-volume set the perfect companion to any classroom or course of study.
More than 1,000 entries cover:
- Novels: from the early 18th-century Robinson Crusoe and Tom Jones to the late 19th-century Pride and Prejudice and David Copperfield to modernist classics like Ulysses and postcolonial works
- Authors: including Martin Amis, Jane Austen, Joseph Conrad, Charles Dickens, Henry Fielding, Thomas Hardy, Kazuo Ishiguro, Henry James, James Joyce, D.H. Lawrence, George Orwell, Sir Walter Scott, J.R.R. Tolkien, Anthony Trollope, Evelyn Waugh, Virginia Woolf, and more
- Influential periodicals
- Concepts, terms, and themes: including Angry Young Men, Bloomsbury Group, epistolary novel, formalism, modernism, Newgate fiction, satire, and more.
Index. Appendix. Bibliography. Glossary. Cross-references. In two volumes:
About the Author(s)
Virginia Brackett holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Kansas and is the chair of the English Department at Triton College in River Grove, IL. Her previous books include The Encyclopedia of Classic Love and Romance Literature, Elizabeth Cary: Writer of Conscience, and several young adult biographies. In 2005, her book Restless Genius: The Story of Virginia Woolf was selected as one of 30 recommended books by the Amelia Bloomer Project of the American Library Association.
Victoria Gaydosik is an associate professor of English at Southwestern Oklahoma State University. She holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Rochester.