Thomas Hardy on Screen
Edited by T. R. Wright
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Thomas Hardy on Screen by T. R. Wright
Book DescriptionThe novels of Thomas Hardy have often been regarded as cinematic in their scope and power, and they have inspired some of the most absorbing adaptations of fiction for the big screen. This collection of essays by prominent international Hardy scholars explores both successful and unsuccessful attempts to transfer Hardy's novels to the screen. It provides a fascinating illustrated history of the interpretation and recreation of Hardy's work, from the silent era to television. The essays highlight the challenging nature of Hardy's work, which finds its most powerful reflection in films by controversial directors such as Roman Polanski and Michael Winterbottom. Adaptations on screen have revived Hardy's reputation for new generations of readers, and have reinforced the continuing relevance of his works. This collection offers a stimulating starting-point both for the study of Hardy's novels as films, and of the ways in which cinema and television adaptations illuminate the novels.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521840811
(228mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 5-Jan-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author T. R. Wright
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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)
A stimulating collection of essays analysing adaptations of this most cinematic of novelists.
Hardy and His Readers, Hardback (April 2003)» View all books by T. R. Wright
This study examines Hardy's prolonged struggle with his contemporary readers, whose bourgeois values he despised.
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Author Biography - T. R. Wright
T. R. Wright is Professor of English at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
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