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Grant Allen; literature and cultural politics at the Fin de Siecle.


Grant Allen; literature and cultural politics at the Fin de Siecle.

Ed. by William Greenslade and Terence Rodgers.

Ashgate Publishing Co.


252 pages




A prolific novelist and essayist whose work traversed the boundaries between literature and science, and between elite and popular culture, Grant Allen has previously eluded the scrutiny of contemporary scholars. This collection, however, brings both the man and his work under examination and situates him in late Victorianism and fin-de-siecle modernity. Reflecting the varied interests of this polymath, the essays range in subject from Allen, Spencer and Darwin to conflicting states of female consciousness in Allen's detective fiction. The volume includes a bibliography of Allen's publications.

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Date:Nov 1, 2005
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