Hynes provides an overall view of Edwardian literature and its involvement with the pressing social issues of the times; then, he introduces the literary lions of the day, viewed in relation to the times and to each other. This includes such authors as George Bernard Shaw, Frank Harris, H.G.Wells, E.M.Forster. He analyzes the feud between V. Woolf and Arnold Bennett, the relationship between G.K.Chesterton and Hilaire Belloc, and much more. 208 pages. 8.5 x 5.75 inches. New York, Oxford University Press, 1972.