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Published: 01 November 2018

336 Pages

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9781786941145

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Walter Greenwood's 'Love on the Dole'

Novel, Play, Film

Chris Hopkins

Liverpool University Press

Liverpool English Texts and Studies LUP

  • First book-length study of Love on the Dole -- an important and widely read novel which has never been out of print since 1933
  • Chris Hopkins has written the sleeve notes for the BFI's new Blu-Ray of the film, re-released to mark the 75th anniversary
  • The only study to explore the novel, play and film versions of Love on the Dole together
  • Places the texts fully back into their historical contexts
  • Relates Love on the Dole to Greenwood's other creative works of the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s
  • Contains the fullest existing biography of Greenwood, including coverage of his early days, lost short stories, his extensive theatre and film work, how he spent the war years and his views of the post-war welfare state