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Description - Thomas Hardy - Tess of the d'Urbervilles by G. Harvey

In this Readers' Guide, Geoffrey Harvey selects extracts from the most significant, and often brilliant, essays among the huge body of critical writing that Tess of the d'Urbervilles has attracted. He focuses on important textual issues unique to this novel, and contextualises areas of recurrent debate. Beginning with the sharply conflicting responses of contemporary reviewers in the 1890s, this Guide traces the evolution of Tess criticism up to the most recent work of the 1990s, encompassing the major developments in literary theory - among them humanist formalism, New Criticism, psychoanalysis, deconstruction, political criticism and feminist theory. This Guide is designed to afford essential support for the study of one of Hardy's finest and most challenging novels.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781840461749
ISBN-10: 1840461748
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - G. Harvey

GEOFFREY HARVEY is Head of the Department of English at the University of Reading.