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Far from the madding crowd : an authoritative text, backgrounds, criticism

Author: Thomas Hardy; Robert C Schweik
Publisher: New York : Norton, ©1986.
Series: Norton critical edition.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Bathsheba Everdene is courted by three young men: an adventurer, a young farmer who becomes bailiff of the farm she inherits, and a neighboring farmer.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Pastoral fiction
Didactic fiction
Love stories
Named Person: Thomas Hardy; Thomas Hardy
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Hardy; Robert C Schweik
ISBN: 0393954080 9780393954081
OCLC Number: 12695052
Awards: Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 100 2003.
Shortlisted for BBC Big Read Top 100 2003.
Description: xii, 472 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: The text from Far from the madding crowd --
Contents --
Preface --
Far from the madding crowd --
Textual appendix --
Textual notes --
Choosing a copy-text: the problem of Hardy's manuscript accidentals / Robert C. Schweik and Michael Piret --
The setting: Hardy's map of Wessex --
Simplified map of the country of Far from the madding crowd --
Biographical and social backgrounds: From The life of Thomas Hardy, 1840-1928 / F.E. Hardy --
Puddletown into Weatherbury: the genesis of Wessex / Michael Millgate --
Hardy's correspondence with Leslie Stephen: From Leslie Stephen, 30 November 1872 --
From Leslie Stephen, 8 January 1874 --
From Leslie Stephen, 17 February 1874 --
To Leslie Stephen, 18 February 1874? --
To Smith, Elder & Co, 18 Feburary 1874 --
From Leslie Stephen, 12 March 1874 --
From Leslie Stephen, 13 April 1874 --
From Leslie Stephen 25 August 1874 --
Composition, publication, revision: The manuscript and notes on composition and publication / Richard Little Purdy --
The significance of Hardy's revision / Simon Gatrell --
Contemporary critical reception: Spectator, January 3 1874 / R.H. Hutton --
The Athenaeum, December 5, 1874 --
Nation, December 24, 1874 / Henry James --
Academy, January 2, 1875 / Andrew Lang --
Westminster Review, January 1875 / J.R. Wise --
Modern criticism: Setting and theme in Far from madding crowd / Howard Babb --
Romance versus realism / Roy Morrell --
Innocence, expansion, and containment / Alan Friedman --
Point of view / J. Hillis Miller --
Hardy's achievement / Michael Millgate --
A distinct development in artistic vision / Penelope Vigar --
Hardy's shifting narrative modes / Robert C. Schweik --
A new view of Bathsheba Everdene / Peter J. Casagrande --
Hardy's use of dramatic pace.
Series Title: Norton critical edition.
Responsibility: Thomas Hardy ; edited by Robert C. Schweik.
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This Norton Critical Edition is based on the 1912 Wessex edition, emended to correct errors which have crept into the text from the manuscript onward.  Read more...

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