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Jude the Obscure : an authoritative text, backgrounds and contexts, criticism

Author: Thomas Hardy; Ralph Pite
Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2016]
Series: Norton critical edition.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Third editionView all editions and formats
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"The 1912 Wessex Edition text of the novel; introductory material and expanded footnotes by Ralph Pite; A selection of Hardy's poemms--four of them new to the Third Edition--that emphasize the autobiographical contexts from which parts of Jude the Obscure arose; eighteen critical responses, including eleven modern essays--eight of them new to this edition; a chronology and bibliography."--Cover.
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Genre/Form: Didactic fiction
Love stories
Romance fiction
Fiction
Named Person: Thomas Hardy
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Hardy; Ralph Pite
ISBN: 9780393937527 0393937526
OCLC Number: 921926271
Description: xi, 451 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
Contents: Preface to the First Edition --
Preface to the Third edition --
The text of Jude the Obscure. A map of the Wessex of the novels (1895) ; Contents of Jude the Obscure ; Preface to the First Edition (1895) ; Postscript (1912) ; Jude the Obscure --
Backgrounds and contexts. Composition, publication, and text. [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 ; From Candour in English fiction ; Hardy's poems. To a lady ; Thoughts of Phena ; At an inn ; In a Eweleaze near Weatherbury ; In Tenebris II ; A thunderstorm in town ; The recalcitrants ; Midnight on the Great Western ; The young glass-stainer ; The son's portrait ; Childhood among the ferns ; Locale. Settings and sources / Norman Page ; Map: Valters' plan of Oxford (1891) --
Criticism. Contemporary reception. From Harper's Weekly (December 7, 1895) / William Dean Howells ; From Blackwood's Magazine (January 1896) / Margaret Oliphant ; From Cosmopolis (January 1986) / Edmund Gosse ; From Westminster Review (January 1896) / D. F. Hannigan ; Letter to the Yorkshire Post (June 9, 1896) / W. W. How, Bishop of Wakefield ; From Savoy Magazine (October 1896) / Havelock Ellis ; [Male and female] (1914) / D. H. Lawrence ; Modern criticism. From 'Sue the obscure' (1975) / Mary Jacobus ; [A "double tragedy"] (1982) / Penny Boumelha ; [Contemporary realist painting in Jude the Obscure] (1986) / J. B. Bullen ; [Jude the Obscure as autobiography] (1986) / F. B. Pinion ; [A "biological trap"] (1986) / Elaine Showalter ; [Place, the social order, and Phillotson] (1988) / John Goode ; [Jude's idealism] (1991) / Marjorie Garson ; [Jude and Sue : "true comrades"] (1993) / Victor Liftig ; [In defense of Arabella] (1998) / John R. Doheny ; ["Progress" and disruption : Little Father Time] (2004) / Michael Hollington ; From Coloured clothes (2011) / Simon Gatrell --
Thomas Hardy : a chronology.
Series Title: Norton critical edition.
Responsibility: Thomas Hardy ; edited by Ralph Pite, University of Bristol.

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This third Norton Critical Edition of Hardy's last novel has been revised to reflect the breadth of responses it has received over the last fifteen years.  Read more...

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