Date

1972

Document Type

Thesis

Degree

Master of Arts

Department

English

First Adviser

James, E. A.

Abstract

In this thesis I intend to analyze the typical hero of British literature in the 1950's, the rebel, the Angry Young Man. Using the works of Philip Larkin, Kengsley Amis, Keith Waterhouse, and John Osborne, I wish to show that this hero was no new type, either in society or fiction, but the difference in the postwar rebel was that, although driven by ambition, envy and greed, he had no admiration for the upper-class mores and beliefs.

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