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ISBN-10:
0312106882
ISBN-13:
2900312106880
Pub. Date:
02/15/1998
Publisher:
Bedford/St. Martin's
Tess of the d'Urbervilles (Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism Series) / Edition 1

Tess of the d'Urbervilles (Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism Series) / Edition 1

by Thomas Hardy Thomas Hardy
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Overview

This critical edition of Thomas Hardy's Tess of the D'Urbervilles presents the classic novel aalongside critical essays which look at the work from five contemporary critical perspectives, introducting you to the novel and the perspectives within it.


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ISBN-13: 2900312106880
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
Publication date: 02/15/1998
Series: Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism Series
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 624
Product dimensions: 5.56(w) x 8.18(h) x 1.28(d)

About the Author

An English Victorian author of novels, poems, and short stories, Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) is best known for the classic books Far from the Madding Crowd, The Mayor of Casterbridge, Tess of the d'Urbervilles, and Jude the Obscure. Set mostly in the semi-imagined region of Wessex, Hardy’s fictional works retain their popularity thanks to an accessible style, Romantic plots, and richly drawn characters.

Date of Birth:

June 2, 1840

Date of Death:

January 11, 1928

Place of Birth:

Higher Brockhampon, Dorset, England

Place of Death:

Max Gate, Dorchester, England

Education:

Served as apprentice to architect James Hicks

Table of Contents



About the Series
About This Volume

PART I. TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLES: THE COMPLETE TEXT

Introduction: Biographical and Historical Context

The Complete Text [1920 Wessex Edition]

PART II. TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLES: A CASE STUDY IN CONTEMPORARY CRITICISM

A Critical History of Tess of the d'Urbervilles

New Historicism and Tess of the d'Urbervilles
What Is New Historicism?
New Historicism: A Selected Bibliography
A New Historicist Perspective:
Catherine Gallagher, Tess of the d'Urbervilles: Hardy's Anthropology of the Novel

Feminist and Gender Criticism and Tess of the d'Urbervilles
What Are Feminist and Gender Criticism?
Feminist and Gender Criticism: A Selected Bibliography
A Feminist and Gender Perspective:
Ellen Rooney, Tess and the Subject of Sexual Violence: Reading, Rape, Seduction

Deconstruction and Tess of the d'Urbervilles
What Is Deconstruction?
Deconstruction: A Selected Bibliography
A Deconstructive Perspective:
John Paul Riquelme, Echoic Language, Uncertainty, and Freedom in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

Reader-Response Criticism and Tess of the d'Urbervilles
What Is Reader-Response Criticism?
Reader-Response Criticism: A Selelcted Bibliography
A Reader-Response Perspective:
Garrett Stewart, "Driven Well Home to the Reader's Heart": Tess's Implicated Audience

Cultural Criticism and Tess of the d'Urbervilles
What Is Cultural Criticism?
Cultual Criticism: A Selected Bibliography
A Cultual Perspective:
Jennifer Wicke, The Same and the Different: Standards and Standardization in Thomas Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles


Glossary of Critical and Theoretical Terms

About the Contributors

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