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Jude the obscure : an authoritative text : backgrounds and contexts criticism

Author: Thomas Hardy; Norman Page
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©1999.
Series: Norton critical edition.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 2nd ed., a Norton critical edView all editions and formats
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Contains an authoritative text of a poor stone carver, Jude Fawley, who is torn between his dreams of a university education and the desires of his own carnal nature and also includes background information on the novel as well as Hardy's nonfictional writings and poems and comments by critics on his other works.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
History
Didactic fiction
Love stories
Named Person: Thomas Hardy
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Hardy; Norman Page
ISBN: 039397278X 9780393972788
OCLC Number: 38993098
Description: xii, 468 pages : maps ; 22 cm.
Contents: THE TEXT OF JUDE THE OBSCURE --
BACKGROUNDS AND CONTEXTS --
Composition, Publication, and Text --
Composition and serialization of the novel / Richard Little Purdy --
Hardy's change of direction / John Paterson --
Hardy's revisions / Robert C. Slack --
Hardy's Nonfictional Writings --
From Hardy's autobiography --
Comments from Hardy's letters --
The Tree of knowledge --
The Profitable reading of fiction. Hardy's Poems --
Childhood among the ferns --
A Necessitarian's epitaph --
The Masked face --
Thoughts of Phena --
The Son's portrait --
Lausanne --
The Young glass-stainer --
The Conformers --
The Recalcitrants --
To a Motherless child --
Midnight on the great western --
To a Lady --
Locale --
Settings and sources / Norman Page --
Map: Valters' plan of Oxford (1891) --
Influences On the Novel --
Autobiographical Elements / C.J. Weber --
Hardy, Parnell, and Ibsen / W.R. Rutland. CRITICISM --
Contemporary Reception --
From Harper's Weekly (December 7, 1895) / William Dan Howells --
From Blackwood's Magazine (January 1896) / Margaret Oliphant --
From Cosmopolis (January 1896) / Edmund Gosse --
From the Westminster Review (January 1896) / D.F. Hannigan --
Letter to the Yorkshire Post (June 9, 1896) / W.W. How, Bishop of Wakefield --
From the Savoy Magazine (October 1896) / Havelock Ellis. Modern Criticism --
"A Distinctively modern novel" / Irving Howe --
Jude the Obscure as a tragedy / Arthur Mizener --
Male and female / D.H. Lawrence --
Hardy's portrait of Sue Bridehead / Albert J. Guerard --
Sue as "a girl of the 1860s" / Robert Gittings --
Imagery and symbolism in Jude the Obscure / Frederick P.W. McDowell --
A "Double tragedy" / Penny Boumelha --
Jude the Obscure as autobiography / F.B. Pinion --
Sexuality and scandal / Richard Dellamora --
Jude's idealism / Marjorie Garson --
Thomas Hardy: A Chronology.
Series Title: Norton critical edition.
Responsibility: Thomas Hardy ; edited by Norman Page.
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