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Companion to Thomas Hardy

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ISBN-10: 1405156686

ISBN-13: 9781405156684

Edition: 2009

Authors: Keith Wilson, Keith Wilson

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List price: $340.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 3/27/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 504
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.288
Language: English

Notes on Contributors
List of Abbreviations
IntroductionvKeith Wilson
The Life
Hardy as Biographical Subject
The Intellectual Context
Hardy and Philosophy
Hardy and Darwin: An Enchanting Hardy?
Hardy and the Place of Culture
"The Hard Case of the Would-be-Religious": Hardy and the Church from Early Life to Later Years
Thomas Hardy's Notebooks
"Genres are not to be mixed.... I will not mix them": Discourse, Ideology, and Generic Hybridity in Hardy's Fiction
Hardy and his Critics: Gender in the Interstices
The Socio-Cultural Context
"His Country": Hardy in the Rural
Thomas Hardy of London
"A Thickness of Wall": Hardy and Class
Reading Hardy through Dress: The Case of Far From the Madding Crowd
Hardy and Romantic Love
Hardy and the Visual Arts
Hardy and Music: Uncanny Sounds
The Works
The Darkening Pastoral: Under the Greenwood Tree and Far From the Madding Crowd
"Wild Regions of Obscurity": Narrative in The Return of the Native
Hardy's "Novels of Ingenuity" Desperate Remedies, The Hand of Ethelberta, and A. Laodicean: Rare Hands at Contrivances
Hardy's "Romances and Fantasies" A Pair of Blue Eyes, The Trumpet-Major, Two on a Tower, and The Well-Beloved: Experiments in Metafiction
The Haunted Structures of The Mayor of Casterbridge
Dethroning the High Priest of Nature in The Woodlanders
Melodrama, Vision, and Modernity: Tess of the d'Urbervilles
Jude the Obscure and English National Identity: The Religious Striations of Wessex
"... into the hands of pure-minded English girls": Hardy's Short Stories and the Late Victorian Literary Marketplace
Sequence and Series in Hardy's Poetry
Hardy's Poems: The Scholarly Situation
That's Show Business: Spectacle, Narration, and Laughter in The Dynasts
Hardy the Modern
Modernist Hardy: Hand-Writing in The Mayor of Casterbridge
Inhibiting the Voice: Thomas Hardy and Modern Poetics
Hardy's Heirs: D. H. Lawrence and John Cowper Powys
Index