TITLE

Problems of a `democratic text': Walter Besant's impossible story

AUTHOR(S)
Neetens, Wim
PUB. DATE
March 1990
SOURCE
Novel: A Forum on Fiction;Spring90, Vol. 23 Issue 3, p247
SOURCE TYPE
Review
DOC. TYPE
Book Review
ABSTRACT
Presents a critique of Walter Besant's novel `All Sorts and Conditions of Men' of 1882. Realization of Besant's Utopian scheme for a popular palace; Confidence in the workers of East London, England and in the power of culture to educate to obedience; Possibility of nonviolent mode of democratic social transformation; Class, politics and humanism; Culture; Literature and history.
ACCESSION #
9602223534

 

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