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The Socialist novel in Britain

The Socialist novel in Britain

towards the recovery of a tradition

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Published by St. Martin"s Press in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Great Britain
    • Subjects:
    • English fiction -- History and criticism.,
    • Socialism in literature.,
    • Working class in literature.,
    • Working class writings, English -- History and criticism.,
    • Working class -- Great Britain -- Intellectual life.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references and index.

      Statementedited by H. Gustav Klaus.
      ContributionsKlaus, H. Gustav, 1944-
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPR830.S626 S6 1982
      The Physical Object
      Paginationviii, 190 p. ;
      Number of Pages190
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4272166M
      ISBN 100312737750
      LC Control Number81018376

      Based on the Communist Party archives at Manchester, this text examines the decline over the last sixty years. Dealing with the impact of the Cold War upon British Marxism, the book looks at how international events such as the Soviet invasions of Hungary and Czechslovakia affected the Communist Party of Great Britain.


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