• The Modern Age

    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)