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The Resource Hardy and his readers, T.R. Wright

Hardy and his readers, T.R. Wright

Label
Hardy and his readers
Title
Hardy and his readers
Statement of responsibility
T.R. Wright
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This study examines the fraught relationship Hardy had with his readers. He resented their bourgeois values and beliefs, in particular their hypocritical form of Christianity, with its repression of the body. Initially content to compromise, to provide them with congenial entertainment, Hardy resorted at first to 'back-door' strategies of subversion, smuggling obscene and blasphemous material past his editors, and finally to outspoken attack." "Professor Wright's analysis of this relationship attempts to balance historical research into the response of 'actual' readers (based on manuscript letters to Hardy and his own scrapbooks of reviews) with literary-critical analysis of the 'implied' reader inscribed in the novels themselves. He also pays close attention to the material conditions of publishing in the Victorian period."--BOOK JACKET
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wright, T. R.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Hardy, Thomas
  • Hardy, Thomas
  • Fiction
  • Authors and readers
  • Books and reading
  • Hardy, Thomas
  • Reader-response criticism
Label
Hardy and his readers, T.R. Wright
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 213-231) and index
Contents
  • 5.
  • Graphic Tragedies: Writing for Two Audiences
  • 6.
  • 'Phase the Last: Farewell to Fiction'
  • 1.
  • Hardy's Contemporary Readers: Some Introductory Questions
  • 2.
  • 'Breaking into Fiction': The Tinsley Novels
  • 3.
  • The Cornhill Stories: 'Healthy Reading for the British Public'?
  • 4.
  • 'Middling Hardy': Reconsidering His Readers
Control code
7321999
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 241 p.
Isbn
9780333962602
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002192493
System control number
  • (DLC) 2002192493
  • 7321999
  • (BNAtoc) 2002192493
Label
Hardy and his readers, T.R. Wright
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 213-231) and index
Contents
  • 5.
  • Graphic Tragedies: Writing for Two Audiences
  • 6.
  • 'Phase the Last: Farewell to Fiction'
  • 1.
  • Hardy's Contemporary Readers: Some Introductory Questions
  • 2.
  • 'Breaking into Fiction': The Tinsley Novels
  • 3.
  • The Cornhill Stories: 'Healthy Reading for the British Public'?
  • 4.
  • 'Middling Hardy': Reconsidering His Readers
Control code
7321999
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 241 p.
Isbn
9780333962602
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002192493
System control number
  • (DLC) 2002192493
  • 7321999
  • (BNAtoc) 2002192493

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