At many points, revolutionary tendencies crises-crosses each other, and they affected different men of letters in different ways. Socialism and egalitarianism came into conflict with imperialism. Oscar Wilde was the protagonist of the Aesthetic Movement, and yet he was a keen socialist.
Rudyard Kipling was an imperialist, but he had connections with the Pre-Raphaelites. The Fabians like the Web’s and Shaw supported the capitalistic Liberals and even the imperialistic wing. In short, the revolt of the nineties is confused and complex, made up of an intricate web of the old and the new, the conventional and the revolutionary.