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Contents Acknowledgments Introduction Chapter 1. Strangers at the Gates: the Middle East Part I. Olivia Manning: The Gates Besieged - World War II Part II. Muriel Spark and Ethel Mannin: The Gates Breached and the Struggle for Postcolonial Identity Chapter 2. Strangers in a Walled Garden: Rumer Godden's Anglo-India Chapter 3. Red Strangers: Elspeth Huxley's Africa Chapter 4. Island Strangers: Phyllis Shand Allfrey and Phyllis Bottome Conclusion Notes Bibliography Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: English fiction 20th century History and criticism, Imperialism in literature, Decolonization Great Britain Colonies History 20th century, Women and literature Great Britain History 20th century, English fiction Women authors History and criticism, Huxley, Elspeth Joscelin Grant, 1907- Criticism and interpretationBottome, Phyllis, 1884-1963 Criticism and interpretation, Godden, Rumer, 1907- Criticism and interpretation, Manning, Olivia Criticism and interpretation, Decolonization in literature, Colonies in literature, Sex role in literature