Hardy and His Readers
By (author) T. R. Wright
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Hardy and His Readers by T. R. Wright
Book DescriptionThis study examines Hardy's prolonged struggle with his contemporary readers, whose bourgeois values he despised. Initially content to compromise, to provide them with congenial entertainment, Hardy resorted at first to strategies of subversion, smuggling material past his editors and finally to outspoken attack. Professor T. R. Wright attempts to balance historical research into the response of 'actual' readers and the material conditions of publishing with literary-critical analysis of the 'implied' reader inscribed in the novels themselves.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780333962602
(216mm x 140mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 25-Apr-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author T. R. Wright
D. H. Lawrence and the Bible, Paperback (January 2009)
Wright's study sheds light not only on his work but on the Bible on the creative process itself.
Religion of Humanity, Paperback (September 2008)
The Religion of Humanity focused the minds of a wide range of prominent Victorians on the possibility of replacing Christianity with an alternative religion based on scientific principles and humanist values.
Thomas Hardy on Screen, Paperback (January 2006)» View all books by T. R. Wright
A stimulating collection of essays analysing adaptations of this most cinematic of novelists.
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Author Biography - T. R. Wright
T.R. WRIGHT studied at Oxford and Princeton before becoming Professor of English Literature at the University of Newcastle. His books include The Religion of Humanity, Theology and Literature, Hardy and the Erotic, George Eliot's Middlemarch and D.H. Lawrence and the Bible.
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