Thomas Hardy

Part of the new Oxford World s Classics series, Authors in Context, Thomas Hardy is a critical companion to the Oxford World s Classics Hardy editions It examines Hardy s novels and puts them in their author s social, cultural, and political contexts.Thomas Hardy was born before the invention of the car, the telephone, and the airplane, when no woman could vote, when therPart of the new Oxford World s Classics series, Authors in Context, Thomas Hardy is a critical companion to the Oxford World s Classics Hardy editions It examines Hardy s novels and puts them in their author s social, cultural, and political contexts.Thomas Hardy was born before the invention of the car, the telephone, and the airplane, when no woman could vote, when there were different rules for men and women wanting to divorce, and education was the preserve of the upper classes He lived to see the Zeppelins over London, new divorce laws, wider educational opportunities, votes for women, and the questioning of religion In novels such as Tess of the d Urbervilles and Jude the Obscure Hardy engaged directly with the issues of the day, and his fiction resonates with contemporary concerns.This book explores the interconnections between life and art, and shows how modern interpretations in film and television create new contexts in which to read the works afresh.
Thomas Hardy Part of the new Oxford World s Classics series Authors in Context Thomas Hardy is a critical companion to the Oxford World s Classics Hardy editions It examines Hardy s novels and puts them in their

  • Title: Thomas Hardy
  • Author: Patricia Ingham
  • ISBN: 9780192839800
  • Page: 293
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Thomas Hardy”

    1. This book has been helpful in terms of understanding the themes and concepts of Thomas Hardy and it helped fit them within the context of the author's contemporary climate. I felt sometimes however that there has been more of context than of Hardy within it.

    2. What's cool about this book is how it makes me want to go back and re-read the Thomas Hardy novels I love so much, re-read with new insights and understandings. There is an interesting discussion of the movie versions in the last chapter.

    3. For my Thomas Hardy course. Places Hardy vis a vis intellectual debates at the end of the 19th century about class, women, science, literature.

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