Thomas Hardy and the Church

  • Jan Jȩdrzejewski

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Jan Jȩdrzejewski
    Pages 1-6
  3. Jan Jȩdrzejewski
    Pages 7-55
  4. Jan Jȩdrzejewski
    Pages 56-119
  5. Jan Jȩdrzejewski
    Pages 120-169
  6. Jan Jȩdrzejewski
    Pages 170-210
  7. Jan Jȩdrzejewski
    Pages 211-214
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 215-243

About this book


Thomas Hardy and the Church traces the development of Hardy's attitude towards Christianity. Through an analysis, firmly rooted in documentary evidence, of his use of the motifs of church architecture, religious ritual, and the characters of clergymen, Jan Jedrzejewski argues that the tension between Hardy's emotional attachment to the Christian tradition and his inability to accept its ontological essence generated a response to Christianity that was complex, often ambiguous, and by no means uniformly critical.


architecture argue biography Christianity church knowledge literature religion Thomas Hardy tradition

Authors and affiliations

  • Jan Jȩdrzejewski
    • 1
  1. 1.University of UlsterUnited Kingdom

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