The Resource Image and essence in Thomas Hardy's Wessex, by Michael Fox

Image and essence in Thomas Hardy's Wessex, by Michael Fox

Label
Image and essence in Thomas Hardy's Wessex
Title
Image and essence in Thomas Hardy's Wessex
Statement of responsibility
by Michael Fox
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Since the publication of Thomas Hardy's novel Far From the Madding Crowd in 1874, Hardy's descriptions of rural England's landscapes have received a great deal of attention from critics and readers. This thesis examines the relationship between Hardy's descriptions of landscape and the reading public's desires and expectations for those landscapes. It focuses on the disjunction between the difficult truths Hardy sought to reveal through his landscape representation and the demand for realism and authenticity involved in his public reception. The study documents how a collective desire for nostalgic images of rural England shaped popular readings of Hardy's fiction--readings that often ignored more complex issues in Hardy's work. Where the nostalgic readings interpret Hardy as a regional chronicler of England's remote, more stable past, this study shows how the landscapes illustrate broader contemporary concerns of a modernizing Victorian society. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)
Additional physical form
Also available on the Internet.
Cataloging source
MUU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fox, Michael
Degree
M.A.
Dissertation year
2004.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Granting institution
University of Missouri-Columbia
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • theses
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hardy, Thomas
  • Wessex (England)
  • Visual perception in literature
  • Description (Rhetoric)
  • Literary landmarks
Target audience
specialized
Label
Image and essence in Thomas Hardy's Wessex, by Michael Fox
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Typescript
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 65-67)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
60360486
Dimensions
29 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
iv, 67 leaves
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Image and essence in Thomas Hardy's Wessex, by Michael Fox
Publication
Note
Typescript
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 65-67)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
60360486
Dimensions
29 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
iv, 67 leaves
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote

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