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Reading Thomas Hardy

  • Editors
  • Charles P. C. Pettit

About this book


The wide-ranging and lively essays in Reading Thomas Hardy will appeal to anyone interested in Hardy. Specialists and Hardy enthusiasts will find a showcase for the work of many of the world's leading Hardy scholars. Subjects covered include Hardy the writer and Hardy the man, individual texts and wider themes, and Hardy's relationships to other artists. Whether presenting new research, embodying the best of traditional approaches, or challenging the reader with new interpretations, all the papers are authoritative and accessible.


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About the authors

JOANNA CULLEN BROWN Tutor, Department of Continuing Education, University of Bristol RAYMOND CHAPMAN Professor Emeritus of English, University of London, and Lecturer and Academic Adviser, London Centre of the Institute of European Studies PAMELA DALZIEL Associate Professor of English, University of British Columbia JOHN DOHENY Professor Emeritus of English, University of British Columbia RALPH ELLIOTT Visiting Professor in English and Honorary Librarian, Humanities Research Centre, The Australian National University SAMUEL HYNES Professor Emeritus of Literature, Princeton University MICHAEL IRWIN Professor of English Literature, University of Kent CHARLES LOCK Professor of English Literature, University of Copenhagen PHILLIP MALLETT Senior Lecturer in English, University of St Andrews MICHAEL MILLGATE University Professor of English Emeritus, University of Toronto HAROLD OREL University Distinguished Professor of English, University of Kansas ROBERT SCHWEIK Honorary Vice-President of the Thomas Hardy Society and Distinguished Teaching Professor of English Emeritus, State University of New York

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