The Collected Letters of Thomas Hardy: 1893-1901

Author: Thomas Hardy,Richard Little Purdy,Michael Millgate

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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Thomas Hardy's Legal Fictions

Author: Trish (Liverpool Hope University) Ferguson

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748673253

Category: Philosophy

Page: 189

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Explores Thomas Hardy's engagement with Victorian legal debates in his prose fiction. Thomas Hardy's fiction is examined in this book in the context of the seismic legal reforms of the nineteenth century as well as legal discourse in the literature of the era. The book examines the ways in which Hardy's role as a magistrate and his interest in the law impacted fundamentally on his prose fiction. It demonstrates that throughout his prose fiction Hardy engages with contentious legal issues that were debated by legal professionals and literary figures of his day, and argues that Hardy used fiction as a forum to question the extent to which legal reform improved the lives of women and the working classes.The study also looks at the ways in which Hardy deployed criminal plots derived from sensation fiction and reveals that the genre's engagement with legal reform influenced not only his sensation novel Desperate Remedies (1871) but also the plots of his subsequent fiction.

One Voice and Many

Modern Poets in Dialogue

Author: Beth Ellen Roberts

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 9780874139075

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 202

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Different conceptions of the relationships between unity and multiplicity may be presented by varying the three distances inherent in dialogue poetry, each of which represents a degree of differentiation: the distance between the speakers, the distance between the poet and the speakers, and the distance between the speakers and the reader."

Austin Harrison and the English Review

Author: Martha S. Vogeler

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 0826266681

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 325

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"Examining Austin Harrison as editor--his writings and opinions, his public life and relations--Vogeler offers a new perspective on British literary culture and political journalism in the years just before, during, and after the First World War and traces complex relationships between a son and his famous father"--Provided by publisher.

The Welfare of Performing Animals

A Historical Perspective

Author: David A. H. Wilson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3662458349

Category: Science

Page: 278

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This timely book describes and analyses a neglected area of the history of concern for animal welfare, discussing the ends and means of the capture, transport, housing and training of performing animals, as well as the role of pressure groups, politics, the press and vested interests. It examines primary source material of considerable interdisciplinary interest, and addresses the influence of scientific and veterinary opinion and the effectiveness of proposals for supervisory legislation, noting the current international status and characteristics of present-day practice within the commercial sector. Animal performance has a long history, and at the beginning of the twentieth century this aspect of popular entertainment became the subject not just of a major public controversy but also of prolonged British parliamentary attention to animal welfare. Following an assessment of the use of trained animals in the more distant historical past, the book charts the emergence of criticism and analyses the arguments and evidence used by the opponents and proponents in Britain from the early twentieth century to the present, noting comparable events in the United States and elsewhere.

Literary Tourism and Nineteenth-Century Culture

Author: N. Watson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230234100

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 230

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This book offers both an introduction to the vibrant field of literary tourism studies and a selection of cutting-edge cross-disciplinary research. Indispensable for students and scholars of nineteenth-century literature and culture, it provides fascinating insights into the reception of, amongst others, Shakespeare, Dickens, Byron and Wordsworth.

The Collection

Author: Peter Ackroyd

Publisher: Random House Uk Limited

ISBN: 9780701173005

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 465

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During the 1970s and the early 1980s Peter Ackroyd wrote countless book reviews and articles for the Spectator, on literature, film and a number of social and cultural issues. The Collection offers a selection of these incisive and entertaining pieces which established Ackroyd's reputation as a writer. Since 1986 Ackroyd has been chief book reviewer for The Times, and in this capacity he has reviewed some of the most important biographies and novels published over the last fifteen years. A selection of his Times reviews are included here. These reviews, and his articles for the Sunday Times, display his characteristic attitudes to literature and art. They also throw interesting lights on his own work as a prize-winning novelist and biographer. The Collection also contains a number of Ackroyd's interesting and provocative lectures on 'The Englishness of English literature', 'London Luminaries and Cockney Visionaries', 'William Blake' and 'The Nature of Time'. In addition, several essays on subjects such as the art of biography, contemporary painters such as Frank Auerbach and Ackroyd's own writing have been included. Finally, three of Ackroyd's short stories have been reproduced, one of which was his first published work of fiction. The Collection is a revealing and fascinating anthology of Ackroyd's ideas and preoccupations. As such, it is the ideal companion volume to his novels and biographies and contains much previously unpublished material.

Modernist Nowheres

Politics and Utopia in Early Modernist Writing, 1900-1920

Author: N. Waddell

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113726506X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 234

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Modernist Nowheres explores connections in the Anglo-American sphere between early literary modernist cultures, politics, and utopia. Foregrounding such writers as Conrad, Lawrence and Wyndham Lewis, it presents a new reading of early modernism in which utopianism plays a defining role prior to, during and immediately after the First World War.

Books in Print

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

Tess

Roman

Author: Thomas Hardy

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423416351

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

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Der große Schicksalsroman Durch Zufall erfährt die in ärmlichen Verhältnissen lebende Tess Durbeyfield, dass ihre Familie einem alten normannischen Adelsgeschlecht entstammt. Ihr Entschluss, vermeintliche Verwandte zu besuchen, hat fatale Folgen für die junge Frau: Sie trifft auf die zwei Männer, die den Gang ihres Schicksals unheilvoll lenken. Mit Tess sorgte Thomas Hardy 1891 für Aufsehen. Der Roman zählt zu den großen Klassikern der englischen Literatur. Diese Neuausgabe in attraktiver Sonderausstattung bietet die zeitgemäße Übersetzung von Helga Schulz.