The modern period traditionally applies to works written after the start of World War I. Common features include bold experimentation with subject matter, style, and form, encompassing narrative, verse, and drama. English literary modernism arose out a general sense of disillusionment with Victorian era attitudes of certainty, conservatism, and belief in the idea of objective truth. Some of the most notable writers were the novelists James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, Lawrence,G. Greene, among others.