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A Companion to the British and Irish Short Story by David Malcolm

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By David Malcolm

A spouse to the British and Irish brief tale presents a complete remedy of brief fiction writing and chronicles its improvement in Britain and eire from 1880 to the present.

  • Provides a complete therapy of the fast tale in Britain and eire because it constructed over the interval 1880 to the present
  • Includes essays on themes and genres, in addition to on person texts and authors
  • Comprises chapters on women’s writing, Irish fiction, homosexual and lesbian writing, and brief fiction by means of immigrants to Britain

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Secondly, the fact that Turner can remain part of Boscombe society undetected is an indication that there is no intrinsic quality in the social order, whose foundation is purely wealth masquerading as moral integrity. Finally, the story’s ending reveals that the internal weakness of society must remain undisclosed, as Holmes grants the murderer freedom until his imminent death from illness. This convenient way out avoids the exposure of Turner’s deeds and, with it, the potential disruption of the social order; its neatness, however, is a little too pat to dispel the sense that the imperial foundations of British life are in danger of being shown up as shallow.

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Mapping Men & Empire: A Geography of Adventure. London: Routledge. Richards, J. (1989). “Introduction,” in J. ), Imperialism and Juvenile Literature, pp. 1–11. Manchester: Manchester University Press. Shaw, V. (1983). The Short Story: A Critical Introduction. London: Longman. S. (1975). Boys Will Be Boys. London: Michael Joseph. White, Andrea. (1993). Joseph Conrad and the Adventure Tradition: Constructing and Deconstructing the Imperial Subject. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 3 Responses to War: 1914–1918 and 1939–1945 Richard Greaves There is, perhaps, something paradoxical in the idea that the short story can provide a form for responses to such epic events as World Wars I and II.

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