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Acknowledgments Introduction 1. The state and the novel: The post-war wilderness The testing of liberal humanism The sixties and social revolution The post-consensus novel Intimations of social collapse After Thatcher 2. Class and social change: 'The movement' Anger and working-class fiction Education and class loyalty The formal challenge of class The waning of class consciousness The rise of the middle class The rise of the underclass The realignment of the middle class The role of the intellectual 3. Gender and sexual identity: Out of the bird-cage Second-wave feminism Post-feminism Repression in gay fiction 4. National identity: Reinventing Englishness The colonial legacy The Troubles Irishness extended Welsh resistance The 'Possible Dance' of Scottishness Beyond the Isles? 5. Multicultural personae: Jewish-British writing The empire within 'Windrush' and after: dislocation confronted The quest for a settlement Ethnic identity and literary form Putting down roots Rushdie's broken mirror Towards post-nationalism 6. Country and suburbia: The death of the nature novel The re-evaluation of pastoral The post-pastoral novel The country and the city Trouble in suburbia Embracing the suburban experience 7. Beyond 2000: Realism and experimentalism Technology and the new science Towards the new confessional The fallacy of the new A broken truth: Murdoch and morality Notes Bibliography.