Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

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.

Buy Thomas Hardy - Tess of the d'Urbervilles by G. Harvey from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

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

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

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Thomas Hardy - Tess of the d'Urbervilles book by G. Harvey and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - G. Harvey

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