The 20th century is one of the most important centuries in the history of English literature. It is actually a century of psychological tension. The people of these centuries are suffering from various problems and anxieties. Frustration, depression, and panic always torture their minds. Science and technology make life easy but unable to give mental peace.
Mainly novel draws these frustrating realistic pictures of the century. Joseph Conrad, E.M.Forster, D.H.Lawrence, Aldous Huxley, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, and ao on are the main novelists of the 20th century. Now we will write about the main novelists of the 20th century English literature.
Joseph Conrad is one of the main novelists of the 20th century. He is different from the other novelists of his time. His characters are drawn from many nations.A.E.Baker considers Conrad as a great romantic. Yet at the same time, he is a great realist. Romantic realism is the keynote of his work. The character, setting, and language of his novels contribute to the 20th century English literature. His famous novel is “Heart of Darkness”. In this novel, Conrad shows the evil power of the Africans.
E.M.Forster is another main novelist of the 20th century. As a novelist, he is rather difficult to understand. “A Passage to India” is his masterpiece and best-known novel. It is a symbolic novel dealing with colonialism. In “A Passage to India”, symbolism is represented in the very title. The passage is symbolic of a link or connection. By the title, “A Passage to India” the author Advocates a link or connection between the Anglo Indian and the native of India.
D.H.Lawrence is another main novelist of the 20th century. He has written many novels. Among them, “The Rainbow”, Sons and Lovers, “Women in Love” are remarkable. Sons and Lovers are based on sexuality and mother love. In “The Rainbow ” and “Women in Love”, Lawrence deals with conflicts and soul-storms of sex. He has made a significant contribution to the development of the English novel. His novels are something new.
Aldous Huxley is one of the main novelists of the 20th century. He has written many novels. Among them, “Chrome Yellow”, “Brave New World ” and “Point Counter Point” are remarkable. “Chrome Yellow” is his first novel.”Point Counter Point” is a series of novel representing satirically the conflict between passion and reason. The “Brave New World” is his greatest novel. In this novel, Huxley satirizes a scientific Utopia.
James Joyce is another novelist of the 20th century. He is the main exponent of the Stream of consciousness ‘ novel.”Ulysses” is his masterpiece and his best-known novel. The novel has called a comic epic.
To sum up, we can say that Joseph Conrad, D.H.Lawrence, James Joyce, E.M. Forster, and so on are the main novelists of the 20th century. They have contributed a lot to the 20th century.
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