Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The English Novel From Dickens To Lawrence” as Want to Read:
The English Novel From Dickens To Lawrence
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The English Novel From Dickens To Lawrence

3.89  ·  Rating Details ·  18 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Raymond Williams begins his brilliantly perceptive study of the English novel in the 1840s, a period of rapid social change brought on by the Industrial Revolution, the struggle for democratic reform, and the growth of cities and towns. Unsettling, indeed critical, for individuals and communities alike, this process of change prompted the novelists of the time to explore ...more
Paperback, 196 pages
Published August 9th 1984 by Chatto & Windus (first published January 1st 1970)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The English Novel From Dickens To Lawrence, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The English Novel From Dickens To Lawrence

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-48)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Eric Hines
Nov 25, 2011 Eric Hines rated it really liked it
Nice, thin treatment of the English novel in history. One might not agree with Williams's marxism, but he was a novelist himself and a sensitive and insightful reader. Nothing at all like the simplistic interpretations that gave marxist readings a bad name.
Rachel Pennington
Rachel Pennington rated it liked it
Nov 14, 2016
Anna Nightingale
Anna Nightingale rated it really liked it
Oct 11, 2016
Courtney
Courtney rated it really liked it
Jun 16, 2016
Kanika
Kanika rated it it was amazing
May 04, 2012
Raquel
Raquel rated it really liked it
Jul 30, 2013
Erica
Erica rated it liked it
Feb 10, 2016
Branka
Jan 29, 2014 Branka rated it liked it
nice book!
alex
alex rated it really liked it
Dec 15, 2013
Peter
Peter rated it liked it
Dec 01, 2016
Becky
Becky rated it liked it
Jul 14, 2016
Päivi Brink
Päivi Brink rated it it was amazing
Aug 23, 2012
Sandra Lawson
Sandra Lawson rated it really liked it
Feb 14, 2011
Chennel
Chennel rated it really liked it
Dec 30, 2011
Alan Moore
Alan Moore rated it it was amazing
Mar 13, 2012
Martin
Martin rated it liked it
Jul 29, 2016
Alan
Mar 06, 2009 Alan rated it really liked it
slightly stodgy but good intro to the authors as I remember.
Tom L
Tom L rated it it was amazing
Aug 03, 2015
Gareth
Gareth added it
Feb 07, 2008
Megan
Megan added it
Oct 10, 2008
Inna
Inna marked it as to-read
Jun 12, 2009
Zetawi
Zetawi marked it as to-read
Dec 23, 2009
Hilary
Hilary added it
Jul 17, 2011
Emily
Emily added it
Mar 17, 2012
Daniel
Daniel added it
May 28, 2012
Yani
Yani marked it as to-read
Nov 03, 2012
Eliana Galanda
Eliana Galanda marked it as to-read
Jan 30, 2013
Firdaouss
Firdaouss marked it as to-read
Jan 31, 2013
Erika Matos
Erika Matos marked it as to-read
Feb 13, 2013
Veronica Armiliato
Veronica Armiliato marked it as to-read
Apr 22, 2013
Martin Moran
Martin Moran marked it as to-read
Aug 10, 2013
Mohamed Sabah
Mohamed Sabah marked it as to-read
Oct 06, 2013
Ellen
Ellen marked it as to-read
Oct 06, 2013
Celina Borges
Celina Borges marked it as to-read
Jan 08, 2014
Jennifer
Jennifer marked it as to-read
Aug 25, 2014
Kiran
Kiran added it
Nov 04, 2014
Mateus Pereira
Mateus Pereira marked it as to-read
Nov 29, 2014
Nate Vanderhorst
Nate Vanderhorst marked it as to-read
Apr 07, 2015
Georgina Koutrouditsou
Georgina Koutrouditsou marked it as to-read
May 11, 2015
Shayantani Das
Shayantani Das marked it as to-read
May 31, 2015
Lika_k
Lika_k marked it as to-read
Dec 28, 2015
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
54235
Raymond Henry Williams was a Welsh academic, novelist, and critic. He taught for many years and the Professor of Drama at the University of Cambridge. He was an influential figure within the New Left and in wider culture. His writings on politics, culture, the mass media and literature are a significant contribution to the Marxist critique of culture and the arts. His work laid the foundations for ...more
More about Raymond Williams...

Share This Book



“the knowable community—to” 0 likes
More quotes…