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The English novel from Dickens to Lawrence
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He responded especially deeply to Dickens although, as in the case of Our Mutual Friend , he pressed his insights further than Dickens himself could in his own work. What may be called the psychological poetry of novels like The Possessed or The Brothers Karamazov is further defined in relation to later English novelists like John Cowper Powys and D. Most users should sign in with their email address. If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in. To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. Don't already have an Oxford Academic account? Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford.
Raymond Williams begins his brilliantly perceptive study of the English novel in the s, a period of rapid social change brought on by the Industrial Revolution, the struggle for democratic reform, and the growth of cities and towns. Unsettling, indeed critical, for individuals and communities alike, this process of change prompted the novelists of the time to explore new forms of writing. The genius of Dickens, the powerful originality of the Bront? Raymond Williams was born in in the Welsh border village of Pandy, and was educated at the village school, at Abergavenny Grammar School, and at Trinity College, Cambridge. After serving in the war as an anti-tank captain, he became an adult education tutor in the Oxford University Delegacy for Extra-Mural Studies. Raymond Williams was married in , had three children, and divided his time between Saffron Walden, near Cambridge, and Wales.