Fictions of British Decadence

High Art, Popular Writing and the Fin De SiŠcle
Author(s): 
MacLeod, Kirsten
ISBN: 
1403999082
Date published: 
May 2006
Hardback
Price: 
£45.00
Pages: 
256

Fictions of British Decadence is a fresh account of the emergence, development and legacy of fiction written in the era of Oscar Wilde. It examines a broad range of texts by a diverse array of Decadent writers, from familiar figures such as Ernest Dowson and John Davidson to lesser-known innovators such as Arthur Machen and M.P. Shiel. MacLeod fills a large gap in understanding the movement that helped negotiate transition from the Victorian triple-decker to experimental Modernist fiction.