The Twentieth Century to 1939

 

Setting the Scene

 

The British Labour party grew; women were allowed to vote for the first time in 1928.                         

The novel of the twentieth century has more personal, individual themes.

Writers began to use different points of view, rather than seeing the world through only one character’s eyes.

 

The Novel 1900-39

 

Henry James

1-  The Wings of the Dove. (1902)

2-  The Ambassadors. (1903)

3-  The Golden Bowl. (1904)

                                     

Joseph Conrad

1-  Lord Jim. (1900)

2-  Nostromo. (1904)

3-  Heart of Darkness. (1902)

 

Virginia Woolf

1-  The Voyage Out. (1915)

2-  Night and Day. (1919)

3-  The Waves. (1931)

 

Graham Greene

1-  Stamboul Train. (1932)

2-  The Confidential Agent. (1939)

3-  Brighton Rock. (1938)

 

Theatre and Drama

 

George Bernard Shaw

1-  Man and Superman. (1905)

2-  Pygmalion. (1913)

3-  Saint Joan. (1923)

 

Somerset Maugham

1-  The Circle. (1921)

2-  The Constant Wife. (1926)

3-  Private Lives. (1932)

 

Poetry 1895-1918

 

Gerard Manley Hopkins

1-  The Wreck of the Deutschland. (1875)

 

Thomas Hardy

1-  Life’s Little Ironies. (1894)

2-  The Darkling Thrush. (1900)

3-  The Convergence of the Twain. (1912)

 

T. S. Eliot

1-  The Waste Land. (1922)

2-  Murder in the Cathedral. (1935)