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Thomas Hardy - Tess of the d'Urbervilles (Readers' Guides to Essential Criticism)

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An instant best-seller, Tess of the d'Urbervilles has become a cultural icon. It also engendered fierce controversy when Hardy famously defended Tess as a 'pure woman' in the first volume edition. Current arguments about Hardy's relationship with his heroine and her rural world have ensured that this text remains a centre of ideological debate. In this rich and complex novel, Hardy's daring treatment of the fallen woman issue reaches a profound depth of tragic intensity. And he sets his powerful critique of Victorian society in a 'Wessex' landscape that is incomparably evoked.

In this Readers' Guide, Geoffrey Harvey selects extracts from the most significant, and often brilliant, essays among the huge body of critical writing that Tess of the d'Urbervilles has attracted. He focuses on important textual issues unique to this novel, and contextualises areas of recurrent debate. Beginning with the sharply conflicting responses of contemporary reviewers in the 1890s, this Guide traces the evolution of Tess criticism up to the most recent work of the 1990s, encompassing the major developments in literary theory - among them humanist formalism, New Criticism, psychoanalysis, deconstruction, political criticism and feminist theory. This Guide is designed to afford essential support for the study of one of Hardy's finest and most challenging novels.
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9781840461749
ISBN-10: 1840461748
Pagini: 208
Ilustrații: black & white illustrations
Dimensiuni: 138 x 216 x 15 mm
Greutate: 0.28 kg
Ediția: 2000
Editura: Macmillan Education UK
Colecția Red Globe Press
Seria Readers' Guides to Essential Criticism

Locul publicării: London, United Kingdom

Cuprins

Introduction.- Controversy and the Reviews: 1891-2.- Post-Victorian Stocktaking: Evaluation and.- Consolidation: 1894-1949.- New Directions: The 1950s.- The Dominance of Humanist Formalism: The 1960s and 1970s.- Post-modern Departures: The 1980s.- Tess of the d'Urbervilles in Our Time: The 1990s
Notes.- Select Bibliography.- Acknowledgements.- Index.

Notă biografică

GEOFFREY HARVEY is Head of the Department of English at the University of Reading.

Textul de pe ultima copertă

An instant best-seller, Tess of the d'Urbervilles has become a cultural icon. It also engendered fierce controversy when Hardy famously defended Tess as a 'pure woman' in the first volume edition. Current arguments about Hardy's relationship with his heroine and her rural world have ensured that this text remains a centre of ideological debate. In this rich and complex novel, Hardy's daring treatment of the fallen woman issue reaches a profound depth of tragic intensity. And he sets his powerful critique of Victorian society in a 'Wessex' landscape that is incomparably evoked.

In this Readers' Guide, Geoffrey Harvey selects extracts from the most significant, and often brilliant, essays among the huge body of critical writing that Tess of the d'Urbervilles has attracted. He focuses on important textual issues unique to this novel, and contextualises areas of recurrent debate. Beginning with the sharply conflicting responses of contemporary reviewers in the 1890s, this Guide traces the evolution of Tess criticism up to the most recent work of the 1990s, encompassing the major developments in literary theory - among them humanist formalism, New Criticism, psychoanalysis, deconstruction, political criticism and feminist theory. This Guide is designed to afford essential support for the study of one of Hardy's finest and most challenging novels.

Caracteristici

Includes a comprehensive collection of critical essays, reviews and articles
Places the secondary criticism within a cultural and historical context