Hardy: Tess of the DUrbervilles by Dale KramerHardy: Tess of the DUrbervilles by Dale Kramer

Hardy: Tess of the DUrbervilles

byDale Kramer

Paperback | August 30, 1991

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This book offers a fresh approach to Hardy's novel, highlighting its modern qualities. Dale Kramer reexamines the main characters and investigates Hardy's handling of the plot and the novel's characteristics as a tragedy. He gives special consideration to Tess's search for her identity, and the role of her sexuality in this process. He also discusses the work's rural background, its place in Victorian literature, and its influence and reception.
Title:Hardy: Tess of the DUrbervillesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 7.8 × 5.08 × 0.31 inPublished:August 30, 1991Publisher:Cambridge University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521346959

ISBN - 13:9780521346955


Table of Contents

Text and acknowledgements; Chronologies; 1. Introduction; 2. Backgrounds; 3. Some literary influences; 4. The shaping of character in Tess of the d'Urbervilles; 5. Plot; 6. Tragedy; 7. The influence of Tess; Further reading.

Editorial Reviews

"...a judicious and discriminating scholarly study of Tess...anyone wanting a solid and perceptive introduction to Tess will find Kramer's little book a sure guide." English Literature in Transition