Thomas Hardy

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Cambridge University Press, 23.02.1978 - 181 Seiten
This study of Thomas Hardy provides a substantial introduction to his six major novels and his poems. It deals more briefly with the minor fiction. Hardy now seems a more important novelist and poet than at any previous time. This is only partly due to his capabilities as a social historian or provincial chronicler. Far more important is his faithful exploration of the daily trials and tragedies of men and women as feeling beings. Man and woman in love, man and woman 'up against it', are the central themes of his fiction and poetry. His ability to universalise his tragic material, in which he is akin to Shakespeare, is seen as his abiding achievement. Detailed analyses are made of some crucial passages in the major novels and a serious attempt is made to counter the proposition that Hardy 'wrote badly'.

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Introduction
1
Life offers to deny
6
Far from the Madding Crowd
12
The Return of the Native
32
The Mayor of Casterbridge
55
The Woodlanders
75
Tess of the d Urbervilles
96
Jude the Obscure
120
A Pair of Blue Eyes The TrumpetMajor and the Minor Fiction
142
The Poems
161
Reading List
181
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