Utilizing recent trends in literary and language theory, Twentieth Century Fiction: From Text to Context makes new theoretical insights available to its audience. Contributors to this volume employ analytical and interpretive strategies which are not intended to be prescriptive, but rather are presented in such a way as to facilitate critical reading and evaluation. The collection's essays, which are arranged into three groups focusing on the textual level, narrative and context, explore a number of 20th century authors including Fowles, Foster, Lessing and Woolf. In addition, this user-friendly text includes a detailed subject index, a full glossary and helpful suggestions for further reading. Designed not only for native English speakers, but also for those who read English as a foreign or second language, Twentieth Century Fiction: From Text to Context provides an indispensable introduction which is both sensitive and enabling.