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Priestley's England: J. B. Priestley and English Culture

John Baxendale


This book provides an academic study of J. B. Priestley—novelist, playwright, screen-writer, journalist and broadcaster, political activist, public intellectual and popular entertainer, one of the makers of twentieth-century Britain, and one of its sharpest critics. From his scathing analysis of a slump-stricken nation in the best-selling English Journey, to his popular wartime broadcasts that paved the way to 1945 and the welfare state, his post-war critique of ‘Admass’ and the Cold War (he was a co-founder of CND), and his continual engagement with the question of ‘Englishness’, Priestley ad ... More

Keywords: J. B. Priestley, English Journey, wartime broadcasts, welfare state, Admass, Cold War, CND, Englishness, twentieth-century Britain, tradition

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780719072864
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719072864.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Baxendale, author