Modernism and the fate of individuality character and novelistic form from Conrad to Woolf by Michael H. Levenson

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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge [England], New York .

Written in English

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  • English fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism,
  • Characters and characteristics in literature,
  • Modernism (Literature) -- Great Britain,
  • Individuality in literature

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-228) and index.

Book details

StatementMichael Levenson.
LC ClassificationsPR888.C47 L48 1991
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 231 p. ;
Number of Pages231
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1850233M
ISBN 100521394910
LC Control Number90001694

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