Culture and Society, 1780-1950

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Penguin Books, 1963 - Arts and society - 347 pages
Acknowledged as perhaps the masterpiece of materialist criticism in the English language, this omnibus ranges over British literary history from George Eliot to George Orwell to inquire about the complex ways economic reality shapes the imagination.

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A gold-mine for quotes from authors you should have read but never will (Gissing, Carlyle, Ruskin etc etc...), Williams sums up the argument of this book in two paragraphs of his conclusion: the ... Read full review

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FOREWORD II
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CONTRASTS
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THE ROMANTIC ARTIST
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