Thomas Hardy and Desire

Conceptions of the Self

Author: Jane Thomas

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137305061

Category: Social Science

Page: 233

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Drawing on a broad concept of desire, informed by poststructuralist theorists this book examines the range of Hardy's work. It demonstrates the sustained nature of his thinking about desire, its relationship to the social and symbolic network in which human subjectivity is constituted and art's potential to offer fulfilment to the desiring subject.

A Pair of Blue Eyes

Author: Thomas Hardy

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853262777

Category: Fiction

Page: 305

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With a new Introduction by Cedric Watts, Research Professor of English, University of Sussex. A Pair of Blue Eyes, though early in the sequence of Hardy's novels, is lively and gripping. Its dramatic cliff-hanging episode, for example, is at once tense, ironic, feministic and erotic. With settings in Wessex and London, the novel also has some strongly autobiographical features, as the blue-eyed heroine, Elfride Swancourt, is based largely on Emma Gifford, who became Thomas Hardy's first wife. Elfride's vivacious nature attracts several lovers, but she is beset by sexual prejudice, and the ensuing ironies reveal the constraints of her times. A Pair of Blue Eyes provides an engaging and moving experience for today's readers.

Hardy and His Readers

Author: T. R. Wright

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780333962602

Category: Fiction

Page: 241

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This study examines Hardy's prolonged struggle with his contemporary readers, whose bourgeois values he despised. Initially content to compromise, to provide them with congenial entertainment, Hardy resorted at first to strategies of subversion, smuggling material past his editors and finally to outspoken attack. Professor T. R. Wright attempts to balance historical research into the response of 'actual' readers and the material conditions of publishing with literary-critical analysis of the 'implied' reader inscribed in the novels themselves.

Under the Greenwood Tree

Author: Thomas Hardy

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191640794

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 8133

This edition presents a critically established text based on comparisons of every revised version. Hardy placed this tale among his Novels of Character and Environment, a group which is held to include his most characteristic work. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Sense of Sex

Feminist Perspectives on Hardy

Author: Shapiai Mohd. Ramly

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252019401

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 270

View: 8298


The Fabric of This World

Inquiries Into Calling, Career Choice, and the Design of Human Work

Author: Lee Hardy

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802802989

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 213

View: 1795

This is an historical, philosophical, theological--and practical--exploration of work from an evangelical perspective, highlighting the Christian concept of vocation as articulated by Luther and Calvin, and making relevant applications for today.

The Stone and the Scorpion

The Female Subject of Desire in the Novels of Charlotte Brontë, George Eliot, and Thomas Hardy

Author: Judith I. Mitchell

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 228

View: 897

Employs contemporary literary theory to evaluate degrees of female sexual subjectivity in the Victorian novel.

The New Bottoming Book

Author: Dossie Easton,Janet W. Hardy

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 1890159875

Category: Sadomasochism

Page: 169

View: 6473

This new edition of the bottoming book continues to teach the technique but also offers emotional support and ethical interaction to those curious or concerned about the consequences of BDSM.

The Well-beloved

A Sketch of a Temperament: Easyread Super Large 18pt Edition

Author: Thomas Hardy


ISBN: 1427033978

Category: Fiction

Page: 376

View: 800


Thomas Hardy

Author: Geoffrey Harvey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134565364

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

View: 3186

Thomas Hardy was the foremost novelist of his time, as well as an established poet. Author of Jude the Obscure and Far from the Madding Crowd, Hardy reflected in his works the dynamics of social, intellectual and aesthetic change in nineteenth-century England. This guide provides students with a lucid introduction to Hardy's life and works and the basis for a sound comprehension of his work, including: the major aspects of Hardy's life in the context of contemporary culture a detailed commentary on Hardy's most important work and a critical map of Hardy's complete writing an outline of the vast body of criticism that has built up around Hardy's work with examples of recent critical debate. Exposition and guide, this volume enables readers to form their own readings of one of the most important writers of the nineteenth century.

Bringing Light to Twilight

Perspectives on a Pop Culture Phenomenon

Author: G. Anatol

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230119247

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

View: 7080

The essays in this collection use the interpretative lens to interrogate the meanings of Meyer's books, making a compelling case for the cultural relevance of Twilight and providing insights on how we can "read" popular culture to our best advantage.