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

View: 1371

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."

The Welfare of Performing Animals

A Historical Perspective

Author: David A. H. Wilson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3662458349

Category: Science

Page: 278

View: 7630

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.

Austin Harrison and the English Review

Author: Martha S. Vogeler

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 0826266681

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 325

View: 8777

"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.

Literary Tourism and Nineteenth-Century Culture

Author: N. Watson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230234100

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 230

View: 5844

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 Poetic Economists of England and Ireland 1912-2000

Author: D. Johnston

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230511015

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 252

View: 9460

Although modern English and Irish poetry arises from the different cultures of the two countries these poets have shared - throughout this century - the same editors and publishers, competed for the same prizes, and been judged, ostensibly, by the same standards. This book examines contexts for these exchanges over four decades - tracing the lineages of Yeats and Hardy from their meeting in 1912 through WWI, the 30s, the 60s, and the 90s, - to see what influences and ideas are exchanged and how poetic value accrues.

Thomas Hardy, Femininity and Dissent

Reassessing the 'Minor' Novels

Author: J. Thomas

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230379672

Category: Social Science

Page: 172

View: 9337

Drawing on aspects of Foucauldian feminist theory Thomas Hardy, Femininity and Dissent offers original and detailed readings of six critically under-valued novels: Desperate Remedies, A Pair of Blue Eyes, The Hand of Ethelberta, A Laodicean, Two on a Tower and The Well-Beloved , demonstrating Hardy's peculiarly modern appreciation of how individuals negotiate the forces which shape their sense of self. Tracing his interest in the evolutionary debate and the woman question this book reveals a new politically engaged rather than a grimly pessimistic Hardy.

Thomas Hardy and Desire

Conceptions of the Self

Author: Jane Thomas

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137305061

Category: Social Science

Page: 233

View: 4261

Drawing on a broad concept of desire, informed by poststructuralist theorists this book examines the range of Hardy's work. It demonstrates the sustained nature of his thinking about desire, its relationship to the social and symbolic network in which human subjectivity is constituted and art's potential to offer fulfilment to the desiring subject.

Documentary Editing

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Manuscripts

Page: N.A

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Second Sight

The Visionary Imagination in Late Victorian Literature

Author: Catherine Maxwell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1847794866

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 265

View: 6731

This challenging and important study, which examines a range of canonical and less well-known writers, is an innovative reassessment of late Victorian literature in its relation to visionary Romanticism. It examines six late Victorian writers - Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Walter Pater, Vernon Lee, Eugene Lee-Hamilton, Theodore Watts-Dunton and Thomas Hardy - to reveal their commitment to a Romantic visionary tradition which surface towards the end of the nineteenth century in response to the threat of growing materialism. Offering detailed and imaginative readings of both poetry and prose, Second Sight shows the different ways in which late Victorian writers move beyond materiality, without losing a commitment to it, to explore the mysterious relation between the seen and the unseen. A major re-evaluation of the post-Romantic visionary imagination, with implications for our understanding of literary modernism, Second Sight will be required reading for scholars interested in the literature of the late Victorian period.

Books In Print Supplement 1994-1995

Author: Bowker Editorial Staff,[Anonymus AC01316077]

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780835235105


Page: 3600

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The Thomas Hardy Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

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The Thomas Hardy Yearbook

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

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The Mayor of Casterbridge

Author: Thomas Hardy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780563558750


Page: N.A

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Under the Greenwood Tree

Author: Thomas Hardy

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141973919

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 1711

'At sight of him had the pink of her cheeks increased, lessened, or did it continue to cover its normal area of ground? It was a question meditated several hundreds of times by her visitor in after-hours - the meditation, after wearying involutions, always ending in one way, that it was impossible to say' The arrival of two newcomers in the quiet village of Mellstock arouses a bitter feud and leaves a convoluted love affair in its wake. While the Reverend Maybold creates a furore among the village's musicians with his decision to abolish the church's traditional 'string choir' and replace it with a modern mechanical organ, the new schoolteacher, Fancy Day, causes an upheaval of a more romantic nature, winning the hearts of three very different men - a local farmer, a church musician and Maybold himself. Under the Greenwood Tree follows the ensuing maze of intrigue and passion with gentle humour and sympathy, deftly evoking the richness of village life, yet tinged with melancholy for a rural world that Hardy saw fast disappearing. The Penguin English Library - 100 editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century and the very first novels to the beginning of the First World War.

Tess of the D'Urbervilles

Author: Thomas Hardy

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853260056

Category: Fiction

Page: 446

View: 7889

The story of a simple country girl whose family's pretentions lead to her destruction