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Title:
Tess of the d'Urbervilles : complete, authoritative text with biographical and historical contexts, critical history, and essays from five contemporary critical perspectives
Author:
Hardy, Thomas, 1840-1928.
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Publication Information:
Boston : Bedford Books, [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
xii, 606 pages : map ; 22 cm.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780312163754

9780312106881

9780333690949
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

This critical edition of Thomas Hardy's widely taught 1891 British Victorian novel reprints the authoritative second impression of the 1920 Wessex edition together with critical essays that approach the work from five contemporary critical perspectives, and highly praised editorial apparatus that introduces the readers to the novel and the perspectives. The five essays illustrate cultural criticism, deconstruction, feminist and gender criticism, the new historicism, and reader-response criticism.


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Library Journal Review

This edition of the Hardy classic includes a complete authoritative text plus biographical and historical contexts, critical history, essays by five scholars, and a glossary. A fine scholarly edition for the academic crowd. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Choice Review

With this volume, Bedford adds another title to its "Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism" series. An authoritative edition of the novel--including the final changes made by Hardy in 1920 to a reimpression of the Wessex edition of 1912--anchors the text. Ross C. Murfin, the general editor the series, brilliantly introduces five modern critical theories--cultural criticism, deconstruction, new historicism, feminist criticism, and reader-response criticism--along with important background information and brief reviews of the works of leading theoreticians. Each introductory essay is followed by one that applies that approach to Tess, written by a leading practitioner in the field. A selective glossary of theoretical terms, biographical data, and historical background on the novel are most helpful. As a result, with this volume students and faculty have in hand an excellent vehicle for deepening their appreciation of a controversial and difficult novel. A good choice for undergraduate collections. J. F. O'Malley; formerly, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania


Table of Contents

The Complete Text
Biographical and Historical Contexts:Tess of the d'Urbervilles
Case Study in Contemporary Criticism
Cultural CriticismJennifer Wicke, "The Same and the Different: Standards and Standardization in
Tess of the d'Urbervilles"
DeconstructionJohn Paul Riquelme, "Doubling and Repetition in
Tess of the d'Urbervilles"
Feminist CriticismEllen Rooney, "Tess and the Subject of Sexual Violence: Reading, Rape, Seduction"
New HistoricismCatherine Gallagher, "Tess of the d'Urbervilles: Hardy's Anthropology of the Novel"
Reader-Response CriticismGarrett Stewart, "'Driven Well Home to the Reader's Heart': Tess's Implicated Audience"
The Complete Text
Biographical and Historical Contexts:Tess of the d'Urbervilles
Case Study in Contemporary Criticism
Cultural CriticismJennifer Wicke, "The Same and the Different: Standards and Standardization in
Tess of the d'Urbervilles"
DeconstructionJohn Paul Riquelme, "Doubling and Repetition in
Tess of the d'Urbervilles"
Feminist CriticismEllen Rooney, "Tess and the Subject of Sexual Violence: Reading, Rape, Seduction"
New HistoricismCatherine Gallagher, "Tess of the d'Urbervilles: Hardy's Anthropology of the Novel"
Reader-Response CriticismGarrett Stewart, "'Driven Well Home to the Reader's Heart': Tess's Implicated Audience"

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