Thomas Hardy Time And Narrative

Author: K. Ireland
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137367725
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Thomas Hardy Time And Narrative from the Author: K. Ireland. How is Hardy's development of thematics and characters matched by that of narrative techniques and his handling of time? This book uses narratological methods to stress the interdependence of content and expression in a key transitional writer between the Victorian and Modernist eras.

Thomas Hardy S Shorter Fiction A Critical Study

Author: Sophie Gilmartin
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748632557
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Thomas Hardy S Shorter Fiction A Critical Study from the Author: Sophie Gilmartin. This critical study of Hardy's short stories provides a thorough account of the ruling preoccupations and recurrent writing strategies of his entire corpus as well as providing detailed readings of several individual texts. It relates the formal choices imposed on Hardy as contributor to Blackwood's Magazine and other periodicals to the methods he employed to encode in fiction his troubled attitude towards the social politics of the West Country, where most of the stories are set. No previous criticism has shown how the powerful challenges to the reader mounted in Hardy's later stories reveal the complexity of his motivations during a period when he was moving progressively in the direction of exchanging fiction for poetry. * Unique in providing a comprehensive criticism of Hardy's entire output of short stories. * Full, detailed, close readings of a number of key stories make this useful as a potential teaching resource. * Draws on the work of social historians to make clear the background of social and political unrest in Dorset that is partly uncovered and partly hidden in Hardy's portrayals of his fictional Wessex. * Offers fascinating insights into Hardy's near-obsession in his mature phase with the marriage contract, and with its legal binding of erratic men and women.

The Return Of The Native

Author: Thomas Hardy
Publisher: Broadview Press
ISBN: 1770483934
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The Return Of The Native from the Author: Thomas Hardy. The Return of the Native was a radical departure for Thomas Hardy, ushering in his tragic literary vision of the world. Though set in a small space (Egdon Heath in the fictional county of Wessex) and short time (the main action spans a year and a day), the novel addresses the broad social and intellectual upheavals of the Victorian age. Much of this turmoil is embodied in the character of Eustacia Vye, the novel’s wilful female protagonist. A complex, independent young woman, Eustacia is a sympathetic but ultimately tragic figure, the epitome of what the narrator calls the “irrepressible New.” The appendices to this Broadview edition place the novel in the context of Hardy’s career and the scientific and social ideas of the time. Documents include contemporary reviews, related writings by Hardy, and materials on biology, geology, and the “Woman Question.” Illustrations from the original serialization in Belgravia magazine and Hardy’s performance text of the mummers’ play are also included.

Jude The Obscure

Author: Thomas Hardy
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1425047548
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Jude The Obscure from the Author: Thomas Hardy. As in most of his other novels, here too, Hardy manipulates the downfall of his characters through a deity that seems cruel. It highlights the guilt that follows sin and destroys human happiness. With strong autobiographical references, the narrative discusses various themes such as dissatisfied marriage partners, extra-marital affairs and how society ostracizes even the most dignified relations.

Time Is Of The Essence

Author: Patricia Murphy
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791489892
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Time Is Of The Essence from the Author: Patricia Murphy. Examines the intricate relationships between time and gender in the novels of five fin-de-siecle British writers--Thomas Hardy, Olive Schreiner, H. Rider Haggard, Sarah Grand, and Mona Caird.

Thomas Hardy Time And Narrative

Author: K. Ireland
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137367725
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Thomas Hardy Time And Narrative from the Author: K. Ireland. How is Hardy's development of thematics and characters matched by that of narrative techniques and his handling of time? This book uses narratological methods to stress the interdependence of content and expression in a key transitional writer between the Victorian and Modernist eras.

Reading Thomas Hardy

Author: C. Pettit
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1349266574
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Reading Thomas Hardy from the Author: C. Pettit. 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.

Reading Thomas Hardy Selected Poems

Author: Neil Wenborn
Publisher: Humanities-Ebooks
ISBN: 1847602134
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Reading Thomas Hardy Selected Poems from the Author: Neil Wenborn. Thomas Hardy is unique in English literature as a major novelist who is also a major poet. His collected poetry is among the most distinctive bodies of verse in the language, and includes such pinnacles of the lyric tradition as ‘The Darkling Thrush’ and the series of haunted love-elegies written in memory of his first wife Emma and such instantly recognizable titles as ‘Drummer Hodge’, ‘A Trampwoman’s Tragedy’, ‘Convergence of the Twain’. It is also among the most controversial. Ever since his poetry first appeared in the collection Wessex Poems in 1898, readers and critics alike have stumbled over its awkwardnesses or been seduced by its idiosyncratic music, have celebrated its unprecedented formal inventiveness or deplored its perceived lack of ambition. It has been variously read as an archetype of the Victorian intellectual odyssey, as the work of a proto-modernist, and as the fountainhead of contemporary British verse. At once traditional and modern, the acme of artifice and a conduit of intense emotion, it remains a critical enigma. This exemplary study guide seeks to set Hardy’s poetry in the context of his life, times and literary heritage, and to understand, through a close reading of selected poems, both the challenge it offers to criticism and the elusive power it continues to exert over each new generation of readers. All his collections are introduced including Wessex Poems, Poems of the Past and Present, Time’s Laughingstocks, Satires of Circumstance, Moments of Vision, Late Lyrics and Earlier, Human Shows and Winter Words.

Thomas Hardy S Short Stories

Author: Juliette Berning Schaefer
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317010426
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Thomas Hardy S Short Stories from the Author: Juliette Berning Schaefer. Thomas Hardy penned nearly fifty short stories, but in spite of this impressive number, his contributions to the genre have been relatively understudied. Bringing together an international group of scholars, this is the first edited collection devoted solely to Hardy's works of short fiction. The contributors take up topics related to their publication in periodicals, gender and community relationships, and narrative techniques. Taken together, the essays show that Hardy's short stories are important, not only for what they tell us about Hardy as a writer who straddles the divide between the traditionalist and the modernist, but also for how they reflect and inform the period in which he wrote.

The Cambridge Companion To Thomas Hardy

Author: Dale Kramer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521566926
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The Cambridge Companion To Thomas Hardy from the Author: Dale Kramer. Twelve commissioned essays provide an essential introduction to Thomas Hardy.