The abandonment of Victorian complacency in Britain resulted in an outpouring of artistic genius throughout the 20th century. Nowhere was this truer than for Britain's novelists. Joseph Conrad writes Heart of Darkness, and Virginia Woolf begins the influential Bloomsbury Group. E.M. Forster Writes A Passage to India, and D.H. Lawrence shocks the world. Somerset Maugham's prophetic The Razor's Edge is published, and William Golding writes Lord of the Flies. John Fowles pens The Existentialist, and Doris Lessing receives the Nobel Prize.