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Keith Wilson's A Companion to Thomas Hardy (Blackwell Companions to PDF

By Keith Wilson

ISBN-10: 1118307496

ISBN-13: 9781118307496

Via unique essays from a unusual crew of overseas students and Hardy experts, 'A better half to Thomas Hardy' presents a different, one-volume source, which encompasses all elements of Hardy's significant novels, brief tales, and poetry.

• knowledgeable through the most recent in scholarly, severe, and theoretical debates from many of the world's top Hardy scholars
• finds groundbreaking insights via examinations of Hardy’s significant novels, brief tales, poetry, and drama
• Explores Hardy's paintings within the context of the key highbrow and socio-cultural currents of his time and assesses his legacy for next writers

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Dale, Peter Allan (1989). In Pursuit of a Scientific Culture: Science, Art and Society in the Victorian Age. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press. Darwin, Charles ([1871] 2003). The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex, ed. Richard Dawkins. London: Gibson Square Books. Darwin, Charles ( [1872] 1998). The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals, ed. Paul Ekman. New York: HarperCollins. Hardy and Philosophy Deleuze, Gilles, and Claire Parnet (1987). Dialogues, trans. Hugh Tomlinson and Barbara Habberjam.

Brill. London: T. Fisher Unwin. Gardiner, Patrick (1963). Schopenhauer. Harmondsworth: Penguin. Garrigan-Mattar, Sinéad (2008). The Return of the Native: Animism, Fetichism, and the Enchanted Heath. Thomas Hardy Journal, 24. Green, Brian (1996). Hardy’s Lyrics: Pearls of Pity. London: Macmillan. Hardy, Thomas ([1873] 1998). A Pair of Blue Eyes, ed. Pamela Dalziel. London: Penguin. Hardy, Thomas ([1874] 1993). Far from the Madding Crowd, ed. Suzanne B. Falck-Yi. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Hardy, Thomas ([1878] 1990).

Hardy’s reading of Comte was, as one might expect, critical as well as sympathetic. Clym Yeobright, “the nicest of all my heroes” (CL IV: 212), is thoroughly Comtean in his desire to serve his kind, his resignation in the face of suffering, and the undogmatic nature of his teaching; but the novel also makes clear the undercurrent of egotism in his self-appointed role as tutor to the Egdon eremites, his secret relief when blindness forces him to abandon his efforts, and the irony that he is listened to not because he is teaching the social sympathies, but because those he is addressing already feel sympathy for him.

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