Tess of the d'Urbervilles

Tess of the d'Urbervilles : Thomas Hardy

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Thomas Hardy has long been critically constructed as 'poet of Wessex' and 'novelist of Character and Environment'. This volume offers to deconstruct such a mythic 'Hardy' in selecting contemporary critical essays which re-present Tess from very different critical perspectives. Feminist, cultural-materialist and poststructuralist approaches in particular explore gender, class and language by way of the novel's riven textuality. In the process, the Introduction claims, Tess emerges as a potent postmodern text.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 211 pages
  • 138 x 214 x 14mm | 299.38g
  • Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1993 ed.
  • XI, 211 p.
  • 0333545850
  • 9780333545850
  • 1,186,381

Table of contents

General Editors' Preface.- Introduction; P.Widdowson.- Essays by; M.and R.Williams G.Wotton P.Boumelha L.Claridge P.Ingham J.Marcus P.Widdowson C.Thompson K.Silverman J.J.Lecercle J.Barrell S.Gatrell J.Goode.- Further Reading.- Notes on Contributors.- Index.
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About Peter Widdowson

PETER WIDDOWSON is Professor of Literature, University of Brighton.
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