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Thomas Hardy : 'Tess of the d'Urbervilles'

Author: Cedric Watts
Publisher: Penrith : Humanities-Ebooks, 2007.
Series: Literature insights.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This critical and contextual study guide by a distinguished critic of Modernism sheds new light on Hardy's famous novel of rural life, sexual desire and tragic irony.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Thomas Hardy; Thomas Hardy; Thomas Hardy; Thomas Hardy; Thomas Hardy
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Cedric Watts
ISBN: 9781847600455 184760045X
OCLC Number: 743145539
Notes: Title from PDF title page (viewed July 27, 2011).
Description: 1 online resource (80 pages).
Contents: A note on the author 1. Preliminary Matter 1.1. Editorial Note and Acknowledgements 1.2. Abbreviations 1.3 Foreword 2. Biographical 2.1. Hardy's Progress 2.2. Personal Aspects of Tess of the d'Urbervilles 3. The Composition of Tess of the d'Urbervilles and its Modes of Publication 3.1. Composition and Early Publication 3.2. Subsequent Versions 4. The Opening, the Plot and the Narration 4.1. The Title, Sub-Title and Epigraph 4.2. A Plot-Summary and Its Limitations 4.3. Rape and Seduction 4.4. Characterisation 4.5. Narration 5. Themes and Contexts 5.1. Religion, Scepticism and Morality 5.2. Politics 6. Literary Aspects 6.1. Naturalism and Realism 6.2. Leitmotifs and Themes 6.3. Optical Effects and Defamiliarisation 6.4. Language 7. Rural Representation 7.1. Talbothays 7.2. Flintcomb-Ash 8. Critical Survey 8.1. Contemporaneous Responses 8.2. Subsequent Responses 9. Conclusion 10. Bibliography
Series Title: Literature insights.
Responsibility: Cedric Watts.

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