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Novel (2019) 52 (1): 107–129.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Erag Ramizi Abstract This article reads Thomas Hardy's 1891 novel Tess of the d'Urbervilles as one instance of the way literary engagements with the peasant question in late nineteenth-century Europe at once shed light onto the lived experiences of rural populations and elaborated the theoretical...
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Novel (2015) 48 (1): 1–17.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Anna Kornbluh There could scarcely be a novel more searingly critical of social contradictions than Thomas Hardy's last, and arguably the last Victorian one, Jude the Obscure . Between its Pauline epigraph (“the letter killeth”) and its unforgettable tragedy (“done because we are too menny”), Jude...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 474–481.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Ivan Kreilkamp Henry James famously remarked of Thomas Hardy's Far from the Madding Crowd that “[e]verything human in the book strikes us as factitious and insubstantial; the only things we believe in are the sheep and the dogs.” This comment is generally taken as a simple putdown, but it can also...
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Novel (2014) 47 (2): 224–241.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Emily Steinlight Thomas Hardy's novels are notorious for the grim inevitability with which their characters fall prey to biological and sociological forces beyond their control. Jude the Obscure in particular, culminating in the suicide of its protagonist's children “because we are too menny...
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Novel (2013) 46 (1): 93–115.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Daniel Williams This essay considers the significance of rumor in the work of Thomas Hardy, anchoring its claims in a reading of Tess of the d'Urbervilles (1891). I argue that rumor conditions the narrative movement of this novel through its linked operations in social space and bodily sensation...
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Novel (2019) 52 (1): 44–63.
Published: 01 May 2019
... time, challenges to historicist literary interpretation have sought to rescale the temporal units we use to contextualize the objects we study. This essay argues that Thomas Hardy's novels, which often address inhuman scales of time, reveal how literary debates about scale might productively contribute...
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 82–94.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Mario Ortiz-Robles Thomas Hardy's naturalism offers a view of human affairs based on probable outcomes that makes visible the biopolitical realignments of society at the end of the nineteenth century. In this essay, the figure of the animal in Far from the Madding Crowd (1874) acts as a test case...
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Novel (2015) 48 (1): 18–44.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Alicia Christoff This essay traces the connections between Thomas Hardy's Tess of the D'Urbervilles (1891) and the work of the twentieth-century psychoanalytic writer D. W. Winnicott, particularly his essay “The Capacity to Be Alone” (1958). It argues that reading Hardy alongside British object...
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Novel (2009) 42 (1): 62–85.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Zarena Aslami This essay argues that Thomas Hardy's The Woodlanders registers a historic shift in the political imaginary of late nineteenth-century Britain: the emergence of a fantasy of the state as a heroic actor endowed with the capacity to step in and ameliorate one's pain. While...
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Novel (2005) 39 (1): 97–117.
Published: 01 May 2005
... in the Work of Thomas Hardy . Oxford: Clarendon, 1986 . Cox , Robert George . Thomas Hardy, the Critical Heritage . London: Routledge, 1970 . Gallagher , Catherine . The Industrial Reformation of English Fiction: Social Discourse and Narrative Form, 1832–1867 . Chicago: U of Chicago P...
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Novel (2016) 49 (2): 398–402.
Published: 01 August 2016
...Linda M. Shires Keen Suzanne , Thomas Hardy’s Brains: Psychology, Neurology, and Hardy’s Imagination Columbus : Ohio State UP , 2014 , pp. 236, Cloth, $64.95 ; CD $14.95 Copyright © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 Many Victorian scientists, including those writing from...
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Novel (2010) 43 (3): 381–400.
Published: 01 November 2010
... . Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 2009 . Freedgood , Elaine . The Ideas in Things: Fugitive Meaning in the Victorian Novel . Chicago: U of Chicago P, 2006 . Friedberg , Anne . The Virtual Window: From Alberti to Microsoft . Cambridge: MIT P, 2006 . Goode , John . Thomas Hardy...
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Novel (2021) 54 (1): 149–152.
Published: 01 May 2021
... sisters (Emily's Wuthering Heights , Charlotte's Jane Eyre , and Anne's Agnes Grey ); Charles Dickens's Bleak House and Great Expectations ; George Eliot's Middlemarch ; Thomas Hardy's Far From the Madding Crowd (with passages from Tess of the D'Urbervilles and Jude the Obscure ); Arthur Conan...
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Novel (2009) 42 (1): 141–144.
Published: 01 May 2009
... and complexity of its vision. While readers of Novel will be particularly interested in its final chapter, on Thomas Hardy, the center of the study concerns Victorian sentimen- talism. Austin’s originality should be essential reading for anyone working on Charles Dickens or the many other novelist...
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Novel (2020) 53 (2): 295–298.
Published: 01 August 2020
...” as an organizing principle in sensation and mystery fiction, including novels by Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins (13). The third chapter takes up Alan Turing's idea of “the imitation game” to illuminate character construction in Anthony Trollope. The fourth chapter discusses works by Thomas Hardy and Henry...
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Novel (2006) 39 (3): iv.
Published: 01 November 2006
... is Assistant Professor of English at the University of British Colu~nbia.She has published artides on George Eliot, Thomas Hardy, and Wes Anderson, among others. Her book on political economy in the Victorian novel is forthcoming. PmIJOSHI is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Puget...
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Novel (2021) 54 (2): 287–291.
Published: 01 August 2021
... and rewarding study of the Victorian novel and object relations psychoanalysis. First of all, it is a major contribution to the criticism on George Eliot and Thomas Hardy. The book's sustained and attentive readings of The Mill on the Floss , Middlemarch , The Return of the Native , and Tess...
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Novel (2018) 51 (1): 140–143.
Published: 01 May 2018
... that these conventions are illusions and contingent, but we act as if they are realities. In practice, this argument results in readings that aerate the ground of well-trodden novels such as Eliot's Adam Bede , Charles Dickens's Oliver Twist , Thomas Hardy's The Mayor of Casterbridge , Trollope's The Warden...
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Novel (2005) 39 (1): 146–149.
Published: 01 May 2005
.... Given Pettitt's attention to the role of gender in shaping attitudes toward questions of intellectual property, her failure to factor these novels by women into her analysis is regrettable. Pettitt's final chapter reads Thomas Hardy's desire to control the reception of hs work as reflecting...
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Novel (2014) 47 (2): 316–318.
Published: 01 August 2014
... the interventionist state’s emergence. The range of texts and thinkers that Aslami treats allows a number of interesting ques- tions and context-specific formations to emerge. For the most part, the chapters focus on individual novels (by Olive Schreiner, Thomas Hardy, George Gissing, and Sarah Grand), but one...