The Golden Age of British Short Stories, 1890-1914, Philip Hensher

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Author Philip Hensher Published by Penguin Classics ISBN 9780241434314 EAN 9780241434314 Bic Code Cover Paperback

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The quarter century or so before the outbreak of the First World War saw an extraordinary boom in the popularity and quality of short stories in Britain. Fuelled by a large new magazine readership and vigorous competition to acquire new stories and develop the careers of some of our greatest writers, these years were ones where the normal rule-of-thumb (novels sell, short stories don’t) was inverted. This was the era of Sherlock Holmes, of Kipling’s most famous stories, of M. R. James, Katherine Mansfield and Joyce’s ‘Dubliners’.

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