The Cambridge Companion To Thomas Hardy by Dale KramerThe Cambridge Companion To Thomas Hardy by Dale Kramer

The Cambridge Companion To Thomas Hardy

EditorDale Kramer

Paperback | June 28, 1999

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The Cambridge Companion to Thomas Hardy is an essential introduction to this most enigmatic of writers. These newly commissioned essays from an international team of contributors comprise a general overview of all of Thomas Hardy's work and specific demonstrations of his ideas and literary skills. Individual essays explore Hardy's biography, aesthetics, his famous attachment to Wessex, and the impact on his work of developments in science, religion and philosophy in the late-nineteenth century. The volume also contains a detailed chronology of Hardy's life, and a guide to further reading.

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Title:The Cambridge Companion To Thomas HardyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:260 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.59 inPublished:June 28, 1999Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521566924

ISBN - 13:9780521566926

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Table of Contents

Notes on contributors; Preface; A chronology of Hardy's life and publications; List of abbreviations and texts; 1. Thomas Hardy: the biographical sources Michael Millgate; 2. Wessex Simon Gatrell; 3. Art and aesthetics Norman Page; 4. The influence of religion, science and philosophy on Hardy's writings Robert Schweik; 5. Hardy and critical theory Peter Widdowson; 6. Thomas Hardy and matters of gender Kristin Brady; 7. Variants on genre: The Return of the Native, The Mayor of Casterbridge, The Hand of Ethelberta Jakob Lothe; 8. The patriarchy of class: Under the Greenwood Tree, Far from the Madding Crowd, The Woodlanders Penny Boumelha; 9. The radical aesthetic of Tess of the d'Urbervilles Linda M. Shires; 10. Hardy and readers: Jude the Obscure Dale Kramer; 11. Hardy as a nineteenth-century poet Dennis Taylor; 12. The modernity of Thomas Hardy's poetry John Paul Riquelme; Index.

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Look no further for the definitive guide to Thomas Hardy and his very important body of work. The Cambridge Companion To Thomas Hardy covers all the major issues of his life, from his biography and aesthetic views to his influence on future scientific developments. The book also provides a bibliography of Hardy’s work that will stimulate readers’ minds.

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"presents essays by thoroughly knowledgeable Hardy scholars, balancing the larger views with the meticulously read details, and demonstrating to newer readers that the study of Thomas Hardy has not by any means been exhausted by these readers whose essays here testify to Hardy's abiding, often irresistible hold on his readers' attention." Victorian Studies Summer 2001