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Thomas Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles : A Routledge Study Guide and Sourcebook - Scott McEathron

Thomas Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles

A Routledge Study Guide and Sourcebook

By: Scott McEathron (Editor)

Paperback Published: 18th February 2005
ISBN: 9780415255288
Number Of Pages: 194

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A tragic tale of cruel fates, touching on rape, illegitimate birth and murder, "Tess of the d'Urbervilles" (1891) shocked its early audiences, but has proved to be one of the most enduring and influential works of English literature. This sourcebook offers an introduction to Thomas Hardy's crucial novel, offering: *A contextual overview, a chronology and reprinted contemporary documents, including a selection of Hardy's poems *An overview of the book's early reception and recent critical fortunes, as well as a wide range of reprinted extracts from critical works Key passages from the novel, reprinted with editorial comment and cross-referenced within the volume to bring contextual and critical issues to bear on the reader's own interpretation of the text *Suggestions for further reading and a list of relevant web resources. For students on a wide range of courses, this sourcebook offers the essential stepping-stone from a basic reading knowledge to an advanced understanding of Hardy's best-known novel.

List of Illustrationsp. xi
Annotation and Footnotesp. xii
Acknowledgementsp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Contextsp. 9
Contextual Overviewp. 11
Chronologyp. 16
Contemporary Documentsp. 20
Thomas Hardy, 'Candour in English Fiction' (1890)p. 20
Thomas Hardy, excerpt from serialized version of Tess of the d'Urbervilles (1891)p. 25
Thomas Hardy, Selection of Poemsp. 26
Tess's Lamentp. 27
We Field-Womenp. 29
The Well-Belovedp. 29
The Ruined Maidp. 31
At a Hasty Weddingp. 32
A Hurried Meetingp. 32
The Turnip-Hoerp. 33
Winter in Durnover Fieldp. 35
Doom and Shep. 36
The Lacking Sensep. 37
Richard Jeffries, 'The Labourer's Daily Life', Fraser's Magazine (1874)p. 38
Richard Jeffries, 'Field-Faring Women', Fraser's Magazine (1875)p. 40
Anon., 'The Virgin Forest [of Brazil]', Bentley's Miscellany (1864)p. 41
James Fergusson, 'Stonehenge', Quarterly Review (1860)p. 42
Interpretationsp. 45
Critical Historyp. 47
Early Critical Receptionp. 56
From Clementina Black, Illustrated London News (1892)p. 56
From Anon., Athenaeum (1892)p. 57
From R. H. Hutton, Spectator (1892)p. 58
From Margaret Oliphant, Blackwood's Magazine (1892)p. 58
From Mowbray Morris, 'Culture and Anarchy', Quarterly Review (1892)p. 61
Modern Criticismp. 64
The Character of Tessp. 64
From Irving Howe, Thomas Hardy (1967)p. 64
From Michael Millgate, Thomas Hardy: His Career as a Novelist (1971)p. 66
From Penelope Vigar, The Novels of Thomas Hardy: Illusion and Reality (1974)p. 69
From Mary Jacobus, 'Tess's Purity', Essays in Criticism (1976)p. 72
From John Bayley, An Essay on Hardy (1978)p. 75
From Janet Freeman, 'Ways of Looking at Tess', Studies in Philology (1982)p. 76
From Simon Gatrell, Thomas Hardy and the Proper Study of Mankind (1993)p. 78
From Peter Widdowson, '"Moments of Vision": Postmodernising Tess of the d'Urbervilles' (1994)p. 79
Hardy's Philosophical Viewsp. 81
From Dorothy Van Ghent, The English Novel: Form and Function (1953)p. 81
From Tony Tanner, 'Colour and Movement in Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles' (1968)p. 83
From F. B. Pinion, Hardy the Writer (1990)p. 85
Tess and Sexualityp. 87
From Penny Boumelha, Thomas Hardy and Women: Sexual Ideology and Narrative Form (1982)p. 87
From Kristin Brady, 'Tess and Alec: Rape or Seduction?' (1986)p. 89
From James Kincaid, '"You did not come": Absence, Death and Eroticism in Tess' (1990)p. 92
From William A. Davis, Jr, 'The Rape of Tess: Hardy, English Law, and the Case for Sexual Assault' (1997)p. 93
From Lisa Sternlieb, '"Three Leahs to Get One Rachel": Redundant Women in Tess of the d'Urbervilles' (2000)p. 95
Hardy on Nature and Societyp. 97
From David Lodge, The Language of Fiction: Essays in Criticism and Verbal Analysis of the English Novel (1967)p. 97
From Merryn Williams, Thomas Hardy and Rural England (1972)p. 99
From Ian Gregor, The Great Web: The Form of Hardy's Major Fiction (1974)p. 101
From Bruce Johnson, '"The Perfection of Species" and Hardy's Tess' (1977)p. 104
From Adam Gussow, 'Dreaming Holmberry-Lipped Tess: Aboriginal Reverie and Spectatorial Desire in Tess of the d'Urbervilles' (2000)p. 106
The Work in Performancep. 110
Key Passagesp. 115
Introductionp. 117
Key Passagesp. 120
From 'Phase the First: The Maiden'p. 120
From Chapter 2: The Village of Marlott, and the May-Day Dancep. 120
From Chapter 2: An Early Description of Tessp. 122
From Chapter 4: The Death of Princep. 123
From Chapter 5: Discussion of the d'Urberville Lineage; Tess Meets Alec d'Urbervillep. 128
From Chapter 11: The Journey through The Chase, and Tess's Rapep. 132
From 'Phase the Second: Maiden No More'p. 136
From Chapter 14: The Midnight Baptism and the Burial of Sorrowp. 136
From 'Phase the Third: The Rally'p. 140
From Chapter 18: Introduction of Angel Clarep. 140
From Chapter 19: Tess and Angel in the Gardenp. 142
Chapter 20: The Pastoral Interlude at Talbothaysp. 146
From 'Phase the Fourth: The Consequence'p. 150
From Chapter 34: Angel Confesses his Pastp. 150
From 'Phase the Fifth: The Woman Pays'p. 153
From Chapter 35: Angel's Immediate Reaction to Tess's Confessionp. 153
From Chapter 42: Initial Description of Flintcomb-Ash Farmp. 159
From 'Phase the Sixth: The Convert'p. 165
Chapter 47: Threshing Scene; Renewal of Alec d'Urberville's Attentions to Tessp. 165
From 'Phase the Seventh: Fulfilment'p. 172
From Chapter 55: Description of Sandbournep. 172
From Chapter 55: Angel Presents Himself to Tessp. 173
From Chapter 56: Tess's Murder of Alecp. 175
From Chapters 57 and 58: The Idyll at the Deserted Mansionp. 178
From Chapter 58: Tess and Angel at Stonehengep. 181
From Chapter 59: Tess's Fate, and the Novel's Closing Paragraphsp. 183
Further Readingp. 185
Primary Sources and Biographical Studies of Hardyp. 187
General Studies of Hardy's Fiction and Poetryp. 188
Studies of Tessp. 189
Web Resourcesp. 189
Indexp. 190
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ISBN: 9780415255288
ISBN-10: 0415255287
Series: Routledge Guides to Literature
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 194
Published: 18th February 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.79 x 14.12  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.28
Edition Number: 1