A Companion to Thomas Hardy

Author: Keith Wilson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405156686

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 488

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Through original essays from a distinguished team of international scholars and Hardy specialists, A Companion to Thomas Hardy provides a unique, one–volume resource, which encompasses all aspects of Hardy′s major novels, short stories, and poetry Informed by the latest in scholarly, critical, and theoretical debates from some of the world′s leading Hardy scholars Reveals groundbreaking insights through examinations of Hardy s major novels, short stories, poetry, and drama Explores Hardy′s work in the context of the major intellectual and socio–cultural currents of his time and assesses his legacy for subsequent writers

The Cambridge Companion to English Poets

Author: Claude Rawson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521874343

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 559

View: 8054

This volume provides essays by twenty-nine leading scholars and critics on the best English poets from Chaucer to Larkin.

The Cambridge Companion to Travel Writing

Author: Peter Hulme,Tim Youngs

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521786522

Category: History

Page: 343

View: 9179

Traces the history of travel writing from the sixteenth century to the present, looks at areas around the world historically conducive to writing, and examines travel writing in conjunction with gender, ethnography, and theory.

The Cambridge Companion to the Victorian Novel

Author: Deirdre David

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521646192

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 267

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In The Cambridge Companion to the Victorian Novel, first published in 2000, a series of specially-commissioned essays examine the work of Charles Dickens, the Brontës, George Eliot and other canonical writers, as well as that of such writers as Olive Schreiner, Wilkie Collins and H. Rider Haggard, whose work has recently attracted new attention from scholars and students. The collection combines the literary study of the novel as a form with analysis of the material aspects of its readership and production, and a series of thematic and contextual perspectives that examine Victorian fiction in the light of social and cultural concerns relevant both to the period itself and to the direction of current literary and cultural studies. Contributors engage with topics such as industrial culture, religion and science and the broader issues of the politics of gender, sexuality and race. The Companion includes a chronology and a comprehensive guide to further reading.

The Cambridge Companion to Joseph Conrad

Author: J. H. Stape

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521484848

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 258

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The Cambridge Companion to Joseph Conrad offers a wide-ranging introduction to the fiction of Joseph Conrad, one of the most influential novelists of the twentieth century. Leading Conrad scholars give an account of Conrad's life, provide detailed readings of his major works, and discuss his narrative techniques, his complex relationship with cultural developments of his time, his influence on later writers and artists, and recent developments in Conrad criticism. The volume, which is aimed at students and the general reader, also contains a chronology and guide to further reading.

The New Cambridge Companion to Joseph Conrad

Author: J. H. Stape

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107035309

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 236

View: 8798

This volume offers both students and scholars a comprehensive overview of the most recent developments in Conrad studies.

The Mayor of Casterbridge

Author: Thomas Hardy

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440637644

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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One of Hardy’s most powerful novels, The Mayor of Casterbridge opens with a shocking and haunting scene: In a drunken rage, Michael Henchard sells his wife and daughter to a visiting sailor at a local fair. When they return to Casterbridge some nineteen years later, Henchard—having gained power and success as the mayor—finds he cannot erase the past or the guilt that consumes him. The Mayor of Casterbridge is a rich, psychological novel about a man whose own flaws combine with fate to cause his ruin. This Modern Library Paperback Classic reprints the authoritative 1912 Wessex edition, as well as Hardy’s map of Wessex.

The Cambridge Companion to George Eliot

Author: George Levine,Nancy Henry

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107193346

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 308

View: 7591

This second edition, including some new chapters, provides an essential introduction to all aspects of George Eliot's life and writing. Accessible essays by some of the most distinguished scholars of Victorian literature provide lucid and often original insights into the work of one of the most important novelists of the nineteenth century.

The Oxford Handbook of Victorian Poetry

Author: Matthew Bevis

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191653039

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 908

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'I am inclined to think that we want new forms . . . as well as thoughts', confessed Elizabeth Barrett to Robert Browning in 1845. The Oxford Handbook of Victorian Poetry provides a closely-read appreciation of the vibrancy and variety of Victorian poetic forms, and attends to poems as both shaped and shaping forces. The volume is divided into four main sections. The first section on 'Form' looks at a few central innovations and engagements—'Rhythm', 'Beat', 'Address', 'Rhyme', 'Diction', 'Syntax', and 'Story'. The second section, 'Literary Landscapes', examines the traditions and writers (from classical times to the present day) that influence and take their bearings from Victorian poets. The third section provides 'Readings' of twenty-three poets by concentrating on particular poems or collections of poems, offering focused, nuanced engagements with the pleasures and challenges offered by particular styles of thinking and writing. The final section, 'The Place of Poetry', conceives and explores 'place' in a range of ways in order to situate Victorian poetry within broader contexts and discussions: the places in which poems were encountered; the poetic representation and embodiment of various sites and spaces; the location of the 'Victorian' alongside other territories and nationalities; and debates about the place - and displacement - of poetry in Victorian society. This Handbook is designed to be not only an essential resource for those interested in Victorian poetry and poetics, but also a landmark publication—provocative, seminal volume that will offer a lasting contribution to future studies in the area.

Patriarchy and Its Discontents

Sexual Politics in Selected Novels and Stories of Thomas Hardy

Author: Joanna Devereux

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415941419

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 166

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First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Cambridge Companion to Twentieth-Century English Poetry

Author: Neil Corcoran

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139828109

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 268

View: 9043

The last century was characterised by an extraordinary flowering of the art of poetry in Britain. These specially commissioned essays by some of the most highly regarded poetry critics offer a stimulating and reliable overview of English poetry of the twentieth century. The opening section on contexts will both orientate readers relatively new to the field and provide provocative syntheses for those already familiar with it. Following the terms introduced by this section, individual chapters cover many ways of looking at the 'modern', the 'modernist' and the 'postmodern'. The core of the volume is made up of extensive discussions of individual poets, from W. B. Yeats and W. H. Auden to contemporary poets such as Simon Armitage and Carol Ann Duffy. In its coverage of the development, themes and contexts of modern poetry, this Companion is the most useful guide available for students, lecturers and readers.

The Cambridge Companion to Postcolonial Poetry

Author: Jahan Ramazani

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107090717

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 300

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This Companion is the first to explore postcolonial poetry through regional, historical, political, formal, textual and gender approaches.

The Cambridge Companion to Voltaire

Author: Nicholas Cronk

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 113982757X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

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As a leading thinker of the European Enlightenment, Voltaire is a central figure in France's collective cultural memory. The popularity of Candide has made him perhaps best known as a writer of tales. Yet these represent only a fraction of his entire œuvre. Voltaire created a style of authorship which made him the most famous writer in Europe and made him a figurehead for a certain style of writing and thinking. This Companion covers his plays, fiction, pamphlets, correspondence, biblical criticism, and historical, political and philosophical thought, to give a wide-ranging view of his writings. The most comprehensive book on Voltaire available in English, it makes accessible the most recent research in France as well as the English-speaking world, in a series of original essays and a guide to sources. The essays demonstrate why Voltaire remains an essential point of reference in defining the modern intellectual today.

The Cambridge Companion to Haydn

Author: Caryl Clark

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139827227

Category: Music

Page: N.A

View: 8286

This Companion provides an accessible and up-to-date introduction to the musical work and cultural world of Joseph Haydn. Readers will gain an understanding of the changing social, cultural, and political spheres in which Haydn studied, worked, and nurtured his creative talent. Distinguished contributors provide chapters on Haydn and his contemporaries, his working environments in Eisenstadt and Eszterháza, and humor and exoticism in Haydn's oeuvre. Chapters on the reception of his music explore keyboard performance practices, Haydn's posthumous reputation, sound recordings and images of his symphonies. The book also surveys the major genres in which Haydn wrote, including symphonies, string quartets, keyboard sonatas and trios, sacred music, miscellaneous vocal genres, and operas composed for Eszterháza and London.