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Thomas Hardy's major novels : an annotated bibliography
Sherrick, Julie, 1963-
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Publication Information:
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press ; Pasadena, Calif. : Salem Press, 1998.
Physical Description:
xiv, 195 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Topical guide to subjects and themes -- Background study on Victorian England and Thomas Hardy -- Far from the maddening crowd -- Return of the Native -- Mayor of Casterbridge -- Woodlanders -- Tess of the d-Urbervilles -- Jude the obscure.
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PR4757.F5 S5 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating

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Provides a needed update of contemporary criticism on the important English novelist. Unlike existing bibliographies, this volume specifically addresses the needs of both college teachers and scholars, as well as those teachers without an intense background in the work of Thomas Hardy.

Author Notes

Julie Sherrick (M.A., St. Bonaventure University) is currently teaching ESL at Alleghany Central School. She has published and presented numerous papers on Thomas Hardy during her academic career.

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Sherrick (a middle school teacher and adjunct lecturer at St. Bonaventure Univ.) has compiled a handy bibliography on six of Hardy's novels: Far from the Madding Crowd, The Return of the Native, The Mayor of Casterbridge, The Woodlanders, Tess of the d'Urbervilles, and Jude the Obscure. More focused than Ronald P. Draper and Martin S. Ray's An Annotated Critical Bibliography of Thomas Hardy (1989), Sherrick's bibliography considers each novel in terms of "Circumstances of Composition," "Comparative Studies," "Nature of the Novel," "Salient Features of the Novel," and "Character Analysis," with five to ten annotated citations per section. Two chapters list general studies ("A Topical Guide to Subjects and Themes," "Background Study on Victorian England and Thomas Hardy"), and there are two appendixes: "Computer Connections" and a bibliography of works cited. The foreword, by Lauren Pringle De La Vars (English, St. Bonaventure) identifies the bibliography's audience--"general readers, secondary-level students and teachers, and college- and university-level students and teachers"--but there is no author's preface. A satisfactory starting point for research on these novels. J. J. McShane; Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library