10 Pages

Part Three Introduction

The literary scene where Lawrence and Woolf produced their works saw the appearance of various literary trends, including discourses of utopia. In addition to their immediate predecessor William Morris, contemporary writers such as H.G. Wells wrote influential works of and about utopia. Lawrence and Woolf, both diligent readers, certainly knew utopian works such as Morris’ well-known socialist utopian fantasy, News from Nowhere (1890), or Wells’s A Modern Utopia (1905), as evidenced by their mentions of them in novels, diaries, essays, and letters.