Collecting the interpretations of outstanding writers on the literature and history of modern Britain, this book deals with a rich variety of themes, some familiar, many unexpected, taking the reader on a highly engaging excursion through British life and intellectual biography. The scope includes not only the personalities, politics, and culture of England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland, but also the interaction of British and other societies throughout the world.
About the Author:
William Roger Louis is Kerr Professor of English History and Cultures at the University of Texas at Austin and Fellow of St. Antony's College, Oxford. His books include Imperialism at Bay and The British Empire in the Middle East. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Oxford History of the British Empire.