By Keith Wilson (ed.)
Via unique essays from a individual workforce of foreign students and Hardy experts, A better half to Thomas Hardy offers a distinct, one-volume source, which encompasses all features of Hardy's significant novels, brief tales, and poetry
- Informed via the newest in scholarly, severe, and theoretical debates from a few of the world's major Hardy scholars
- Reveals groundbreaking insights via examinations of Hardy’s significant novels, brief tales, poetry, and drama
- Explores Hardy's paintings within the context of the most important highbrow and socio-cultural currents of his time and assesses his legacy for next writers
Chapter 1 Hardy as Biographical topic (pages 5–18): Michael Millgate
Chapter 2 Hardy and Philosophy (pages 19–35): Phillip Mallett
Chapter three Hardy and Darwin: a fascinating Hardy? (pages 36–53): George Levine
Chapter four Hardy and where of tradition (pages 54–70): Angelique Richardson
Chapter five “The challenging Case of the Would?be?Religious”: Hardy and the Church from adolescence to Later Years (pages 71–85): Pamela Dalziel
Chapter 6 Thomas Hardy's Notebooks (pages 86–101): William Greenslade
Chapter 7 “Genres are usually not to be combined. … i can't combine them”: Discourse, Ideology, and popular Hybridity in Hardy's Fiction (pages 102–116): Richard Nemesvari
Chapter eight Hardy and his Critics: Gender within the Interstices (pages 117–129): Margaret R. Higonnet
Chapter nine “His Country”: Hardy within the Rural (pages 131–145): Ralph Pite
Chapter 10 Thomas Hardy of London (pages 146–161): Keith Wilson
Chapter eleven “A Thickness of Wall”: Hardy and sophistication (pages 162–177): Roger Ebbatson
Chapter 12 analyzing Hardy via gown: The Case of faraway from the Madding Crowd (pages 178–193): Simon Gatrell
Chapter thirteen Hardy and Romantic Love (pages 194–209): Michael Irwin
Chapter 14 Hardy and the visible Arts (pages 210–222): J. B. Bullen
Chapter 15 Hardy and song: Uncanny Sounds (pages 223–238): Claire Seymour
Chapter sixteen The Darkening Pastoral: less than the Greenwood Tree and much From the Madding Crowd (pages 239–253): Stephen Regan
Chapter 17 “Wild areas of Obscurity”: Narrative within the go back of the local (pages 254–266): Penny Boumelha
Chapter 18 Hardy's “Novels of Ingenuity” (pages 267–280): Mary Rimmer
Chapter 19 Hardy's “Romances and Fantasies” (pages 281–298): Jane Thomas
Chapter 20 The Haunted buildings of The Mayor of Casterbridge (pages 299–312): Julian Wolfreys
Chapter 21 Dethroning the excessive Priest of Nature within the Woodlanders (pages 313–327): Andrew Radford
Chapter 22 Melodrama, imaginative and prescient, and Modernity: Tess of the d'Urbervilles (pages 328–344): Tim Dolin
Chapter 23 Jude the imprecise and English nationwide identification: The spiritual Striations of Wessex (pages 345–363): Dennis Taylor
Chapter 24 “… into the fingers of Pure?Minded English Girls”: Hardy's brief tales and the overdue Victorian Literary market (pages 364–377): Peter Widdowson
Chapter 25 series and sequence in Hardy's Poetry (pages 378–394): Tim Armstrong
Chapter 26 Hardy's Poems: The Scholarly state of affairs (pages 395–412): William W. Morgan
Chapter 27 that is convey enterprise: Spectacle, Narration, and Laughter within the Dynasts (pages 413–430): G. Glen Wickens
Chapter 28 Modernist Hardy: Hand?Writing within the Mayor of Casterbridge (pages 431–449): J. Hillis Miller
Chapter 29 Inhibiting the Voice: Thomas Hardy and smooth Poetics (pages 450–464): Charles Lock
Chapter 30 Hardy's Heirs: D. H. Lawrence and John Cowper Powys (pages 465–478): Terry R. Wright
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The Essential Comte. London: Croom Helm. Asquith, Mark (2005). Thomas Hardy, Metaphysics and Music. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. Beer, Gillian (1983). Darwin’s Plots: Evolutionary Narrative in Darwin, George Eliot and NineteenthCentury Fiction. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Beer, Gillian (1996). Open Fields: Science in Cultural Encounter. Oxford: Clarendon Press. Björk, Lennart A. ) (1985). The Literary Notebooks of Thomas Hardy, 2 vols. London and Basingstoke: Macmillan. Bullen, J.
Aldershot: Ashgate. Hardy, Emma (1961). Some Recollections, ed. Evelyn Hardy and Robert Gittings. London: Oxford University Press; rev. , 1979. Hardy, Florence Emily (1928). The Early Life of Thomas Hardy 1840–1891. London: Macmillan. Hardy, Florence Emily (1930). The Later Years of Thomas Hardy 1892–1928. London: Macmillan. Hardy, Thomas (1984). The Life and Work of Thomas Hardy, ed. Michael Millgate. London: Macmillan. Millgate, Michael (1971). Thomas Hardy: His Career as a Novelist. London: Bodley Head; reissued Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1994.
ISBN: 978-1-405-15668-4 2 Hardy and Philosophy Phillip Mallett In his essay on “The Profitable Reading of Fiction,” published in 1888, Hardy distinguished between imaginative “representations of life,” which are capable of “selfproof” – that is, the reader is immediately convinced of their justice – and “views about life,” which are open to debate. A representation, he argued, “is less susceptible of error than a disquisition; the teaching, depending as it does upon intuitive conviction, and not upon logical reasoning, is not likely to lend itself to sophistry” (THPV 78).
A Companion to Thomas Hardy by Keith Wilson (ed.)