The Golden Age of British Short Stories 1890-1914

Paperback edition released 24/06/2021

by Philip Hensher

The Golden Age of British Short Stories 1890-1914 Synopsis

'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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ISBN: 9780241434314
Publication date: 24th June 2021
Author: Philip Hensher
Publisher: Penguin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 640 pages
Primary Genre Classics

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Publication date: 24/06/2021
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About Philip Hensher

Philip Hensher is the editor of The Penguin Book of the British Short Story (two volumes) and of The Penguin Book of the Contemporary British Short Story. His most recent novel is A Small Revolution in Germany.

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