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Hardy : Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Dale Kramer

Hardy

Tess of the D'Urbervilles

By: Dale Kramer, J. P. Stern (Editor)

Paperback Published: 11th November 1991
ISBN: 9780521346955
Number Of Pages: 128

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This book offers a fresh approach to Hardy's novel, highlighting its modern qualities. Dale Kramer reexamines the main characters and investigates Hardy's handling of the plot and the novel's characteristics as a tragedy. He gives special consideration to Tess's search for her identity, and the role of her sexuality in this process. He also discusses the work's rural background, its place in Victorian literature, and its influence and reception.

"...a judicious and discriminating scholarly study of Tess...anyone wanting a solid and perceptive introduction to Tess will find Kramer's little book a sure guide." English Literature in Transition

Text and acknowledgements
Chronologies
Introduction
Backgrounds
Some literary influences
The shaping of character in Tess of the d'Urbervilles
Plot
Tragedy
The influence of Tess
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521346955
ISBN-10: 0521346959
Series: Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 11th November 1991
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 12.7  x 0.76
Weight (kg): 0.14