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Reading Thomas Hardy

Editors: Pettit, C. (Ed.)

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The wide-ranging and lively essays in Reading Thomas Hardy will appeal to anyone interested in Hardy. Specialists and Hardy enthusiasts will find a showcase for the work of many of the world's leading Hardy scholars. Subjects covered include Hardy the writer and Hardy the man, individual texts and wider themes, and Hardy's relationships to other artists. Whether presenting new research, embodying the best of traditional approaches, or challenging the reader with new interpretations, all the papers are authoritative and accessible.

About the authors

JOANNA CULLEN BROWN Tutor, Department of Continuing Education, University of Bristol RAYMOND CHAPMAN Professor Emeritus of English, University of London, and Lecturer and Academic Adviser, London Centre of the Institute of European Studies PAMELA DALZIEL Associate Professor of English, University of British Columbia JOHN DOHENY Professor Emeritus of English, University of British Columbia RALPH ELLIOTT Visiting Professor in English and Honorary Librarian, Humanities Research Centre, The Australian National University SAMUEL HYNES Professor Emeritus of Literature, Princeton University MICHAEL IRWIN Professor of English Literature, University of Kent CHARLES LOCK Professor of English Literature, University of Copenhagen PHILLIP MALLETT Senior Lecturer in English, University of St Andrews MICHAEL MILLGATE University Professor of English Emeritus, University of Toronto HAROLD OREL University Distinguished Professor of English, University of Kansas ROBERT SCHWEIK Honorary Vice-President of the Thomas Hardy Society and Distinguished Teaching Professor of English Emeritus, State University of New York

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • ‘She matched his violence with her own wild passion’: Illustrating Far from the Madding Crowd

    Pages 1-32

    Dalziel, Pamela

  • Less than Faithfully Presented: Fictions in Modern Commentaries on Hardy’s Tess of the d’Urbervilles

    Pages 33-56

    Schweik, Robert

  • Characterization in Hardy’s Jude the Obscure: The Function of Arabella

    Pages 57-82

    Doheny, John R.

  • Hardy Promises: The Dynasts and the Epic of Imperialism

    Pages 83-116

    Lock, Charles

  • From Fascination to Listlessness: Hardy’s Depiction of Love

    Pages 117-137

    Irwin, Michael

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Reading Thomas Hardy
Editors
  • C. Pettit
Copyright
1998
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights are restricted. Dual edition
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-26657-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-349-26657-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-312-21299-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 268
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