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Thomas Hardy Patricia Ingham

Thomas Hardy By Patricia Ingham

Thomas Hardy by Patricia Ingham

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This work examines Hardy's novels in the context of their author's social, cultural, and political context and shows how they engaged directly with the issues of the day, showing how critical interpretations have changed over time, and how modern interpretations on film and television create new contexts in which to read the works afresh.

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Thomas Hardy by Patricia Ingham

Authors in Context examines the work of major writers in relation to their own time and to the present day. Combining history with lively literary discussion, each volume provides comprehensive insight into texts in their context. Hardy was born before the invention of the car, the telephone, and the aeroplane, when no woman could vote, when there were different rules for men and women wanting to divorce, and education was the preserve of the upper classes. He lived to see the Zeppelins over London, new divorce laws, wider educational opportunities, votes for women, and the questioning of religion. In novels such as Tess of the d'Urbervilles and Jude the Obscure Hardy engaged directly with the issues of the day, and his fiction resonates with contemporary concerns. This book explores the interconnections between life and art, and shows how modern interpretations on film and television create new contexts in which to read the works afresh.

About Patricia Ingham

Patricia Ingham is the General Editor for the Authors in Context series and author of The Language of Gender and Class: Transformations in the Victorian Novel (1996), Invisible Writing and the Victorian Novel (2001), and The Brontes: A Critical Reader. She has also edited Hardy's Jude the Obscure and Gissing's The Odd Women for Oxford World's Classics.

Table of Contents

1. The Life of Thomas Hardy; 2. The Fabric of Society; 3. The Literary Context; 4. Social Issues: Class in Hardy's Novels; 5. Social Issues: Women and Society; 6. Hardy and Science; 7. Religious Issues; 8. Hardy Recontextualized

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Thomas Hardy by Patricia Ingham
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